Five fishermen missing after boat capsizes

19th November 2004, Comments 0 comments

19 November 2004, SANTONA - Five fishermen were feared dead after their boat capsized off the northern Spanish coast of Cantabria.

19 November 2004

SANTONA - Five fishermen were feared dead after their boat capsized off the northern Spanish coast of Cantabria.

Two bodies have already been found by search teams scouring the area when the 'Neuvo Pilin' went down.

The bodies were being taken to Santona, a port on the coast of Cantabria.

The boat sank early on Friday morning after an all-night fishing trip.

Teams of divers are trying to find an air pocket in the boat which might have allowed the three other fishermen to survive.

Three of the fishermen come from Santona, where their families were waiting hoping for some news.

The boat was located by rescuers 12 miles north of Punta Lucero at 9am, on the Cantabrian coast, three hours after the boat signalled it was in trouble.

A Basque police boat, a number of other fishing boats and helicopters all joined in the search.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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