Fishermen missing after boat capsizes off the Kent coast –

A spokesman for the service said that a number of crew were unaccounted for.

Kaimes Beasley, duty controller for UK Coastguard, said: “One person was found on the upturned hull and rescued but we understand there were other crew on board. We are currently searching for these missing crew with a number of search units.”

The Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Lydd, two lifeboats from Ramsgate and the Coastguard Rescue Team from Margate have been scrambled to join the search.

A Coastguard spokeswoman said she could not confirm the nationality of the vessel or how many people were missing.

She added: “The search is concentrating on an area around where the boat was found – north-east of Ramsgate through to the mid-Channel.”


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