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Sail from sunken yacht mistaken for vessel in distress
8:32am Tuesday 4th February 2014 in Southend
A WORRIED member of the public alerted Thames Coastguard to an unidentified object in the water at Westcliff which was found to be the sail from a sunken yacht.
The person making the call at approximately 5.15pm yesterday said they thought the object may be a sail or vessel in distress.
The Southend Coastguard Rescue Team met the person reporting the incident and Southend RNLI Inshore Lifeboat was then guided to the location, to find a sail from yacht that had previously sunk on a mooring.
No persons were in any danger and efforts are being made to get this vessel removed.
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