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Coastguard on rescue operation after sinking off north Wales

A rescue operation is under way to try to find five people still missing after a cargo vessel got into difficulty in rough conditions off the coast of north Wales.

Eight people were on board the ship, the Swanland which is believed to have suffered a cracked hull, two people were rescued earlier and a third crew member, whose condition is not known, has been recovered.

Jo Groenenberg is from the Holyhead coastguard.

  • 27 Nov 2011