Three die as yacht capsizes

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The Independent Online
Coastguards yesterday criticised three men who died after their 35ft yacht capsized in severe gales off the Isle of Wight.

Two of the dead were Metropolitan police officers; Detective Constable Tony Upton and PC Joseph Charnley. The third was the David Asquith, the 18-year-old son of Det Con Rod Asquith who was not on board. Colin Olden of the Hamble Inshore Rescue said he was amazed the yacht put to sea in such treacherous conditions.

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