Body Found In Search For Woman Missing Off Felixstowe

10 June 2014, 05:37 | Updated: 10 June 2014, 06:21

Search and rescue teams looking for a woman who went missing after a yacht crashed off the coast of Felixstowe have found a body.

A dive team from Norfolk Fire Service were diving around 5 nautical miles out to sea where the yacht sank on Sunday (8 June). It had crashed with a dredger.

Emergency services were contacted at approximately 1.30pm with a report that there had been a collision at sea.

It's understood there was a man, a woman and two dogs on board.

A man and a dog were rescued alive from the water and searches have been taking place to try to locate the woman.

At approximately 5pm yesterday (9th June), a body of a woman was recovered from the sea in the area where the yacht sank.

Although formal identification has not yet taken place, it is believed the body is that of the woman who had been on board the yacht.

The second dog has not been found.

The woman's body has been taken ashore and a post mortem examination will take place in due course.

As is usual practice the woman's death is being treated as unexplained and the Coroner has been informed.

A joint investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision will now be carried between Suffolk Police and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch.