Two bodies recovered from UK river during search operation after boat capsizes

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    Two bodies have been recovered from the mouth of the Firth of Clyde after a tugboat sank off the Scottish coast.

    The horror incident happened on Friday (February 24).

    A rescue operation took place, and now two bodies have been recovered.

    The boat went under the water at Custom House Quay – only two people were thought to have been onboard at the time.

    A coastguard spokesman said on Friday evening that rescue teams from both Helensburgh and Greenock had been sent to the scene, along with a lifeboat from the local RNLI station and the coastguard helicopter from nearby Prestwick.

    The spokesman said "It is believed the vessel had two crew members onboard.

    "Just before 3.30pm coastguard rescue teams from Helensburgh and Greenock, a lifeboat from Helensburgh RNLI and the coastguard helicopter from Prestwick were sent to assist and searched the area.

    "Multiple vessels on the Clyde in the vicinity of the incident also responded, including an MoD Police vessel."

    The search had stopped overnight, but restarted at 8am today before the grim discovery was made.

    No ID's or details of the pair have yet been released to the public.

    West Scotland MSP Neil Bibby tweeted: “Very concerning news about the distressing accident off Greenock. My thoughts are with the crew, their families and the rescue team at this worrying time.”

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