LOST AT SEA: Fishermen die after their boat sank in rough seas in Spain

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MISSING: Salvamento Maritimo’s have been coordinating the rescue mission. Photo: @salvamentogob

THREE fishermen died and six survivors were rescued after their boat sank in rough seas four miles south of Cape Fisterra in A Coruña.

A tenth crew member of The Sin Querer 2 vessel, based in Portonovo, Sanxenxo, was missing as of 1pm on Thursday.

Two sailors who were in the area managed to pull the survivors to safety after they had jumped into the water in auxiliary rafts. They were transferred to the ports of Fisterra and Muro.

Salvamento Martimo’s national coordination centre in Madrid deployed two helicopters, Salvamar Regulus and Helimer 401, and the crews recovered the three corpses from the sea before beginning the search for the missing fishermen.

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