Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Gosport lifeboat rescues family from sinking Solent boat

Boat being pulled to safety Image copyright Gosport And Fareham Inshore Rescue Service
Image caption The crew pumped the water from the boat and towed the family back to safety

A baby girl and her parents have been rescued from a sinking boat in the Solent.

A 25ft (7.5m) vessel sent a mayday call while travelling two miles north of the Isle of Wight at 13:20 BST on Good Friday.

The boat had suffered engine failure and was taking on water, a spokesman for the Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service said.

The crew pumped the water from the boat and towed the family back to safety.

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