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BREAKING NEWS: man missing, Exmouth trawler sinks

14:30 11 September 2012

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BREAKING NEWS: A trawler skippered by an Exmouth fisherman has sunk off the Devon coast. A major sea and air rescue is ongoing to find one of the fishermen. Two others have been rescued.

A major air and sea rescue is underway for a fisherman missing from an Exmouth trawler which sank on Tuesday morning.

The 15-metre beam trawler, Sarah Jayne, skippered by Geoff Ingram, capsized off Berry Head in South Devon just before 11.30am.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said another Brixham trawler, The Girl Rona, raised the alarm and rescued two people from the water.

A search for a third missing crew member is being coordinated by Brixham Coastguard.

The identity of the missing fisherman is not known, or the condition of the rescued men.

Lifeboats from Exmouth and Torquay have joined the search and also the coastguard helicopter from Portland.

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