Couple rescued after their boat catches fire

On Saturday night, a Maritime Rescue helicopter was needed to rescue a couple whose boat caught fire off the coast of Almeria.

The boat, 21 metres in length, caught fire for unknown reasons and the couple, British nationals, took to the liferaft. The authorities were notified after people on shore spotted the emergency flares sent up by the couple.

The boat sank at around midnight. The couple were none the worse for wear after their ordeal.