Capsize victim from Suffolk
A yachtsman who died after a Solent-based yacht capsized in the English
Channel has been named by police.
Jamie Butcher,27, from Mildenhall, Suffolk died after the Hooligan V rolled in the early hours of Saturday after losing its keel near the south Devon coast.
Mr Butcher’s body was recovered by Salcombe
Four other crew members were rescued, including skipper Ed Broadway, a
member of the Royal Southampton Yacht Club, who comes from Newport Pagnell
After an extensive air and sea search the capsized yacht was found at
8.20am yesterday morning and was being towed into Plymouth by salvage
The incident seven miles off Prawle Point sparked a major rescue operation
which launched after red flares were spotted by a merchant vessel, and the
capsized yacht and life raft were seen in the water.