England

Woman missing after yacht collision off Felixstowe

  • 8 June 2014
  • From the section England
Rescue helicopter
A search-and-rescue helicopter is leading the hunt for the missing woman

A woman has gone overboard and is missing at sea after a yacht was involved in a collision with a dredger a mile off Felixstowe in Suffolk.

It is believed the missing woman was wearing a lifejacket and may have been swept away from the scene, HM Coastguard said.

A search-and-rescue helicopter from Wattisham in Suffolk and two Harwich lifeboats are carrying out a search.

A man was rescued from the sea after the yacht sank.

The collision happened at 13:30 BST.

Two pilot boats and a dive boat have joined the search.

The Felixstowe coastguard rescue team is carrying out a search of the shoreline.