Two british yachtsmen are missing after their boat was hit by a large wave off Portugese coast
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According to news reports, two British yachtsmen (23 and 52) are missing after their boat was hit by a large wave off the coast of Portugal. The men were sailing from Vigo in northern Spain when their yacht was struck. A 24-year-old crew member managed to swim to safety at Povoa de Varzim.
The Portuguese authorities have sent a helicopter to search for the missing men, and Foreign Office officials have offered consular assistance.
The yacht had been sailing from the port of Vigo in north-west Spain when a storm hit at approximately 03:30 GMT on Saturday morning.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are aware of a boating accident off the coast of Portugal involving three British nationals, two of whom are missing.”