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Two rescued with three feared to have drowned in incident off the coast of Harwich

by LLB Reporter
26th Oct 21 3:58 pm

A mjor incident was declared today off the coast of Harwich with three people feared to have drowned and two people were rescued.

The Home Office said the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), Border Force and HM Coastguard attended the search and rescue and it is understood a dinghy was recovered from the sea.

The RNLI said, “RNLI lifeboats from Harwich and Walton and Frinton were involved in a search and rescue operation to a suspected person in the water.

“All have been stood down by HM Coastguard, who are continuing to co-ordinate the search with Border Force.”

The Home Office said more details will be released once the situation has been resolved.

A Home Office spokesman told Express.co.uk, “Border Force is urgently responding to an ongoing incident off the coast of Harwich.

“Further details will be provided after the initial response and once the situation has been resolved.”

They added, “Border Force and the UK Coastguard are currently working on a coordinated search and rescue operation following an incident on Monday.

“Further details will be provided after the initial response and once the situation has been resolved.”

A spokesperson for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency added, “HM Coastguard has been coordinating a search and rescue response to an incident off Essex, working with Border Force and other partners.

“We sent the coastguard helicopter from Lydd and a coastguard fixed-wing aircraft.

“HM Coastguard will continue to safeguard life around the seas and coastal areas of the UK, working with search and rescue resources in the area.

“If a vessel needs search and rescue assistance, HM Coastguard will continue to respond and rescue those in danger.”

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