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Search called off for final crew member missing after fishing boat capsizes

A search has been called off for the final crew member missing at sea after a fishing vessel capsized, leading to the death of another member of the crew.

One person was winched to safety from the Belgian-registered boat when it got into trouble off the Kent coast.

A second crew member was also rescued from the water later, but has since died.

The third remains unaccounted for, according to the Coastguard.

A Coastguard helicopter based at Lydd, along with lifeboats from Ramsgate and Harwich, were involved in the search, which was focused on an area from north east of Ramsgate to the mid-channel.

Duty controller for the UK Coastguard Kaimes Beasley said: "This has been an extensive and comprehensive search of the area.

"We are standing down the search this evening because of the fading light. It is unlikely that the search will resume in the morning unless we get further information that will help us find the third crew member."


From Belfast Telegraph