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One missing after trawler sinks off Devon coast
6:02pm Tuesday 11th September 2012 in Devon
A SEARCH operation is underway for a missing fisherman after a trawler sank off the South Devon coast.
The Sarah Jayne capsized at Berry Head just before 11.25am today (September 11), sparking a rescue mission including 12 fishing boats.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said a Brixham trawler raised the alarm and rescued two people from the water, but the third person still remains missing.
A spokesman for MCA said: "The Coastguard Rescue helicopter was scrambled from Portland and the Torbay RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch.
"A Mayday broadcast was put out to shipping in the area and a number of vessels including the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Knight have offered assistance in the search currently being coordinated by Brixham Coastguard."
Brixham Coastguard added: "The vessel is a 15m beam trawler operating out of Brixham, two of the three crew have been rescued but the third was still on board when the vessel capsized. The search is ongoing."
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