A female sailor went missing off the Suffolk coast yesterday afternoon after her yacht collided with a dredger

The search will

continue this morning for a woman who went missing off the coast of Felixstowe

after her yacht crashed into a dredger and sank on Sunday afternoon.

The sailor, who is

believed to have been wearing a lifejacket, went overboard following the

collision at 1.30pm.

Another man onboard

was rescued shortly after the yacht sank by the dredger’s crew and was taken to

hospital to be checked over.

Two dogs that were

also on the vessel remain missing.

“The Felixstowe Coastguard Rescue Team,

three lifeboats – two from Harwich, one from Walton – two pilot boats, a dive

boat, the search and rescue helicopter from RAF Wattisham along with a number

of other vessels in the area were involved in the search yesterday,” said the

Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

So far, the search has

covered a three-mile radius from where the collision took place with at least

one lifeboat remaining at the scene overnight.

Further rescue

resources have joined the search this morning, including a coastguard search

and rescue helicopter and two lifeboats.