British couple rescued from burning yacht off Almeria coast

LAST UPDATED: 11 Jan, 2015 @ 19:41
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British couple rescued from burning yacht off Almeria coast

A BRITISH couple was rescued off the Almeria coast after their 21.6m yacht caught fire.

The Coastguard and the 112 Emergency Coordination Service received several reports of a flare going up 12 nautical miles east of Carboneras at 11:30pm on Saturday.

The man, 44, and woman, 33, were rescued by a Marine Rescue helicopter around midnight from a life-raft they had transferred into.

The American yacht sank while burning but the couple remained uninjured and did not need to be taken to hospital.

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  1. My congratulations to the Sociedad de Salvamento y Seguridad Maritima!!

    This boys risks their lives to save others!! Good Job!!!

    “http://www.salvamentomaritimo.es/”

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