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A 13-year-old boy was rescued yesterday after calling coastguards to say his father had fallen overboard from their yacht. The 45-year-old yachtsman, who had no lifejacket, was later picked up in heavy seas off the south Cornwall coast, but died soon afterwards.

The boy had been asleep and woke up to find himself alone aboard the Timonaire, sailing from Falmouth to Plymouth, said a coastguard spokesman. The boy's father was airlifted from the water about a mile and a half from the vessel, after being spotted by the warship HMS Roebuck. The boy was taken to Fowey, and placed in social services care.

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