Fishing boat sinks north of Happisburgh

Three people were rescued from a fishing boat this morning after it sank in rough weather off the north Norfolk coast.Lifeboat crews from Caister and Happisburgh lifeboat stations were called out to the stricken vessel at about 8.

Three people were rescued from a fishing boat this morning after it sank in rough weather off the north Norfolk coast.

Lifeboat crews from Caister and Happisburgh lifeboat stations were called out to the stricken vessel at about 8.30am 12 miles off Happisburgh.

The boat, called the Viking, belonged to a Lowestoft fisherman who had taken out his step son and diver.

The three people were taken to the Caister independent lifeboat station and are now being treated for shock and cold at the James Paget University Hospital at Gorleston.