Wife rescued, husband stays behind to fight fire

A blazing 34ft yacht, Sea Val, which was in the vicinity of Bradwell Nuclear Power Station on the River Blackwater in Essex put out a Mayday.

A second yacht, Renegade Runner, stood by as a police launch took the wife off and put an officer aboard to help her partner fight the blaze.

Firemen were taken to the yacht and controlled the fire and the boat was towed to Bradwell Marina by the West Mersea Lifeboat.