Suffolk

Lowestoft boat capsize: Man dies and two others feared missing

  • 10 March 2014
  • From the section Suffolk
Lifeboat searching for people in the sea off Lowestoft
Lifeboats had been searching for people in the sea off Lowestoft

A man has died and two others are feared to be missing after a speedboat overturned off the Suffolk coast.

The coastguard received a call at about 14:00 GMT reporting a man in the water and an overturned boat at Ness Point.

Attempts were made to revive the man, but he later died. The coastguard said a search for two other people possibly on board would continue overnight.

Coastguard rescue co-ordinator Peter Byatt said the 18ft (5.5m) speedboat had been recovered.

Lowestoft and Southwold Coastguard, RNLI crews from Lowestoft, Southwold and Gorleston and an RAF search and rescue helicopter have all been involved in the search.

Humber coastguard had initially planned to suspend further searches until the morning.

RAF Sea King helicopter taking part in the search
An RAF Sea King helicopter took part in the search
Crews searching for people in sea of Lowestoft
Emergency crews were searching the coastline throughout the afternoon and evening

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