The yacht sank after the Felixstowe crash and an extensive search was launched to find the missing sailor
A yachtswoman whose body was recovered from the water off the Suffolk coast, has been named
Bernadine Ingram, aged 57 years, disappeared after a collision at sea involving a yacht and a dredger, approximately one mile off Felixstowe.
Emergency services were alerted at
approximately 1.30pm on Sunday, 8 June, with a report that there had
been a collision at sea.
There were two people on
board the yacht, a man and a woman, together with two dogs. The yacht sank soon after the collision.
A man and a dog were recovered alive from the
water and an extensive search was launched to find the
woman, involving the Felixstowe Coastguard Rescue Team, three lifeboats, two pilot boats, a dive boat, the search and
rescue helicopter from RAF Wattisham, plus several other vessels in
A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said: ‘At approximately 5pm on Monday 9 June, the body
of Bernadine Ingram, aged 57 years and from Butley near Woodbridge
was recovered from the sea in the area where the yacht sank by a
dive team from the Norfolk Fire Service.
‘The second dog has not been found.’
A post mortem examination is due to take place today. As is usual practice the woman’s death
is being treated as unexplained and the Coroner has been
A joint investigation into the circumstances
surrounding the collision is being conducted between Suffolk Police
and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.