Mystery of yacht found on sea bed off Dorset

Coastguards and lifeboat crews are trying to solve the mystery of a yacht discovered on the sea bed off Dorset.

A fishing vessel raised the alarm after getting the submerged yached caught in its nets as it fished off Milford-on-Sea at about 17:30 GMT on Tuesday.

Coastguards said the yacht, called Nicola, appeared to have sunk recently, but no one had been reported missing.

The fishing vessel, a lifeboat and coastguard helicopter continued to search the scene into the night.

Coastguards are trying to establish which of about 20 vessels with the same name has been discovered.

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