Body found after D-Day boat sinks in Plymouth
A man’s body was found yesterday after one of the last surviving D-Day boats sank in freezing waters off a Plymouth Marina.
A search was under way to look for the crewman who went overboard from the Yarmouth Navigator, an ex Navy minesweeper which took part in the 1944 mission to Normandy.
The vessel sank at about 6pm on Sunday evening. Four people were on the boat when it started sinking. All four went overboard. Three of the casualties were pulled from the water by staff at the marina.
The search involved a rescue helicopter, a Ministry of Defence launch, the Plymouth lifeboat, a Royal Marines landing craft and coastguard teams, as well as police divers.
At 3.20pm yesterday divers searching the area discovered a body.
Conditions on the scene are not too bad apart from it been very cold, the visibility is clear. The three men that made it ashore were said to be well and being looked after by police.
The boat is completely submerged and at this stage we do not know any of the circumstances.
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