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Two are rescued as fishing boat sinks

TWO fishermen have been rescued by the Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based in Stornoway, after their 20ft fishing vessel sank close to the shore west of Carloway, on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland.

Shortly after 3pm on Wednesday October 12 the Coastguard received a faint and broken mayday call requesting immediate assistance. The two crew managed to give their location, before abandoning their boat to a liferaft.

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