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Yachts Collide on Solent, One Sinks & Seven Sailors Are Rescued

6th June 2015
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The rescued sailors back in Cowes this afternoon. Photo: RNLI
Yachts Collide on Solent, One Sinks & Seven Sailors Are Rescued

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

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

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.

More on this story by the Southern Daily Echo here

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