Four fishermen almost drowned when the boat they fish in sunk. Shortly before 5am on Friday Gary Grunter, Michael Salmon, Mark Marlin and Robert Ragfish set out to board their fishing boat only to discover it had sunk. Well sunk up to the bow line. Coastguard and Fire and Rescue are giving emotional support to the families. The Coastguard spokesman Mark Sardine, Cookie to his friends, praised the Fire and Rescue Service for their quick response and Robert Ragfish, who is studying Fish Social Science at the University of Fissex, for alerting the others before they tried to board. His wife Helen Sardine, Lady Helen to her friends, in turn praised Mark for his professional response.
‘If Mr Ragfish had not alerted the other who knows what would have happen, just think if they climbed aboard the sunken vessel and tried to set out to sea.’
On closer investigation your reporter has discovered the boat sunk in November last year after breaking free of its moorings. Just shows how close death is to those who are not alert to where there boat is and how much water covers it.
The local authority are launching an investigation to this “near miss’.
I spoke to the officer from Health and Safety, Sally Mender, who confirmed that they have a regulation in place the warns people not to board a sunken vessel. Sally Mender is also launching and investigation on this near miss.
Russell Lodge has kindly offered to take the survivors in at his hotel until suitable accommodation can be found.
Local MP Angela Angelfish is going to bring up the matter in parliament and also has instructed her colleagues to file a motion to tighten up the regulations of boarding a vessel that has already sunk. Ms Angelfish stated. ‘This costs the NHS millions of pounds treating those effected by this near miss’.
Finally Susan Tuna, Mother Dearest Darling to Robert Ragfish, praised the University and tutors, but has forbidden him from boarding a sunken vessel in the future.
Well to sum up, mother do know best.