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Dive boat sinks near Loch Kishorn following RNLI rescue

Dive boat rescue Image copyright RNLI
Image caption Kyle Lifeboat at the scene of the grounding in an RNLI image that also shows one of the divers involved in the water

Three people were rescued by the RNLI after their boat ran aground on rocks close to the entrance to Loch Kishorn in the north west Highlands.

The dive boat Sabre Two got into difficulty on Sunday afternoon.

Kyle Lifeboat was launched at 14:30 and its volunteer crew went to the aid of the three people with the boat.

The boat was later refloated on a high tide but within minutes it sank. The RNLI crew believed the grounding had damaged the underside of the vessel.

Image copyright RNLI
Image caption Local fish farm workers helped with the grounded dive boat
Image copyright RNLI
Image copyright RNLI
Image caption The boat sank after it was refloated briefly on a high tide

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