Boat crash off Isles of Scilly prompts rescue of 48

St Mary's island
Image caption The passengers were taken by lifeboat to St Mary's island

Forty-eight people have been rescued from a passenger boat after it struck an object and started taking on water.

The boat, which also had two crew on board, had been on a wildlife trip when it got into trouble south of the Isles of Scilly, just after 11:30 BST.

No one was injured, and all passengers were taken by RNLI lifeboat to safety on St Mary's island, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said.

The crew members remained on board to pump out the vessel.

The boat has been returned to the harbour while investigations are carried out.

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