10 people thrown into ice cold waters as 6 boats capsize during high winds July 6th, 2015 Connor_Henderson Latest News Shares Comments On Sunday 5th July 2015 Liverpool coast guard were alerted to 6 capsized ships due to high winds with 10 people being thrown overboard into the ice-cold waters of the Ribble Estuary. The yachts were taking place Ribble Cruising Club race when the Force 6 -7 winds hit the estuary causing some of the boats to capsize. Southport Lifeboat and the Ribble Cruising Club Rescue Boat also shared in the search for the five-metre long sailing dinghy, last reported as seen capsized with two people in the water. All other casualties were dealt with quickly with their crews being brought to the shore to get looked over by paramedics who were waiting. The Lifeboat stayed with them for a while to make sure all was working correctly before leaving the yacht to enter Freckleton Creek. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!