By Tara Rippin • 20 December 2018 • 12:58
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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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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