Hartlepool fishermen rescued from sea by Dutch couple
Two Hartlepool fishermen were rescued by a Dutch couple after spending nine hours adrift on a life-raft when their boat sank in the North Sea.
The men had been fishing 12 miles (19km) off the coast of Sunderland when their vessel hit a submerged object and quickly sank, at 16:40 BST on Monday.
The pair were picked up by a Dutch couple who were sailing to Whitby after they spotted one of the men waving.
The couple said they had "never seen anyone happier" after saving the men.
29 Jul 2014
- From the section England