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Search for crew as fishing boat sinks

Wreckage from the boat on the beach

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Wreckage from the boat has washed up on Abereiddi seashore

A Major search is underneath approach for the crew of a fishing boat which has sunk off the coast of Pembrokeshire.

Coastguards received a 999 call from a member of the public just ahead of 14:30 BST, pronouncing the boat was once in issue close to rocks at St David’s Head prior to it sank.

It Is notion two local fishermen were on board.

4 lifeboats are on the scene, in addition to the Rescue 187 coastguard helicopter the usage of thermal Picture cameras.

Coastguard cliff groups are additionally out strolling the realm.

Jim Phillips, from the RNLI in St Davids, mentioned a member of the general public on the coastal route noticed the boat smashed on a rock with two people – regarded as native fishermen – in the water at about 14:40 BST.

The vessel used to be about a mile out to sea near Abereiddi.

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The position of the lifeboats off St Davids

He mentioned by the time rescuers got to the scene it had sunk and all that used to be left on the water’s floor used to be particles.

“We Know there have been two individuals on board this boat however sadly there’s been no signal of them on the grounds that,” Mr Phillips delivered.

The RNLI stated stipulations remained tough at sea and the weather was expected to aggravate.

A spokesman for St David’s Head Lifeboat Station mentioned the ongoing search was once “intensive”.

“In that house the place there are rocks underneath the skin, they do not have been fishing, so we aren’t sure what there have been doing there,” he said.

“We’re trying to plot the tides to try and notice the place they may have gotten washed into a cove or washed to shore.”

Dyfed-Powys Police mentioned the households of the two missing men were being supported by means of officers and have appealed for any witnesses to come back forward.

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The flight direction of the Rescue 187 helicopter off the Pembrokeshire coast

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