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One rescued and two missing as boat sinks off East Sussex coast

HM Coastguard scrambles rescue helicopter and lifeboats after receiving distress beacon from fishing vessel

One man has been pulled from the water and two are still missing after a fishing boat sank off the coast of East Sussex. HM Coastguard scrambled a search and rescue helicopter after receiving an EPIRB distress beacon from fishing vessel Joanna C at 6am on Saturday.

The rescue helicopter based at Lydd, Kent, was deployed along with two RNLI lifeboats based in Newhaven and Eastbourne to try to find the missing boat. The beacon’s signal put the vessel three nautical miles off the coast of Seaford, near Newhaven.

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