Cumbria

Crew of four rescued from sinking Maryport trawler

Sinking trawler Image copyright Workington Lifeboat
Image caption The crew contacted nearby RNLI volunteers to report the stricken vessel

Four people have been rescued from a sinking fishing boat at a harbour in Cumbria.

Workington RNLI was called to Marine Road in Maryport at about 08:30 BST after the crew reported the 50ft (15m) trawler was listing.

Firefighters also attended, and used a ladder to help the crew safely leave the vessel.

Lifeboat volunteers said some of the crew would return to the boat at low tide to help with the salvage.

Image copyright Workington Lifeboat
Image caption Lifeboat volunteers helped the crew recover items floating off the vessel

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