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Another Wexford vessel fishing nearby got them onboard until they were transferred to the lifeboat, uninjured.

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RNLI lifeboat

RNLI lifeboat

RNLI lifeboat

Four people who were on board a fishing boat that sunk in the Waterford estuary have been safely rescued.

They were rescued by another fishing vessel after their boat went down close to Duncannon in Co Wexford.

Dunmore East RNLI was launched shortly after midday to assist.

The Aztec, a Cork registered fishing boat, was fishing in the Waterford Estuary when it began to take on water.

Another Wexford vessel fishing nearby got them onboard until they were transferred to the lifeboat, uninjured.

Last week, RNLI Dunmore East responded to a fishing vessel with two persons onboard after it suffered engine problems 10 miles south of Dunmore East.

"Our volunteer crew launched on a bitterly cold night to tow the vessel back to the safety of Dunmore East Harbour," they posted on Facebook.

"The whole operation took four hours to complete and the RNLI lifeboat was back alongside just before 9.30pm."

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