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Search for fishermen continues into the evening

A major search is continuing off the northern coast of the Island this teatime (Saturday) for two missing fishermen.

The local men, both in their late 60s, failed to return home from a fishing trip off Blue Point, north of Ramsey, yesterday afternoon.

A 16 foot capsized dinghy was found at 6am this morning, a few hours after lifeboats from Ramsey, Peel, Port Erin and Portpatrick in Scotland were launched, with Liverpool Coastguard and a helicopter from RAF Valley also involved.

After a brief break to refuel, fresh RNLI crews are out at the moment continuing the search.

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