Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Yachts in Solent collide as seven are rescued

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Image caption The people who were rescued from the water were taken to Trinity Landing in Cowes

Seven people were rescued from the Solent after their boat collided with another yacht and sank.

The five men and two women were east of Bramble Bank when their yacht Ino collided with another named Valkyrie.

Cowes RNLI lifeboat and Gosport independent lifeboat rushed to the scene and pulled the people out of the water.

The Cowes-based Corby 36 yacht Ino sank very quickly, according to the lifeboat team.

All people on board were wearing lifejackets and were taken to Trinity Landing in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

No-one was seriously injured.

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