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

by police.

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

the area.

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.