Gosport lifeboat rescues family from sinking Solent boat

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image copyrightGosport And Fareham Inshore Rescue Service
image captionThe 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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