Two fishermen die after their boat sinks

Two sailors died on Friday morning after their boat sank eight miles west of La Coruña. Four other crew members were rescued.

The Coast Guard received a radio distress call at 06:56 on Friday morning from the vessel ‘Nuevo Luz’ and a rescue vessel and a helicopter were sent to the area.

The ‘Guardamar Concepción Arenal’ rescued two of the survivors who were on board a lifeboat and other fishing boats rescued the remaining two survivors who were in the water.

The dead fishermen, from Malpica in Coruña, have been named as 46 year old José Enrique Carril Rojo and 41 year old Santiago Manuel Varela Veiga. The survivors wre the captain of the fishing boat, Marcos Alfeirán Rodríguez and crew members José Fernando Garrido Varela, Alberto Antonio Costa Añón  and Manuel Garrido Ourense.

The survivors were taken to hospital suffering from mild hypothermia but did not have anu injuries.

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