Pregnant woman and one in five babies rescued in Ipswich after boat capsizes


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All five were checked by an ambulance and medically cleared, Ipswich Police said in a statement.

Five people have been rescued by an Ipswich Deputy Harbor Master/Police Officer after a 16ft aluminum boat capsized in a mooring field.

Five people, including a pregnant woman and a baby, were rescued from the water after their 16ft aluminum boat capsized in Ipswich on Saturday afternoon, officials said.

All five were checked by an ambulance and medically cleared, Ipswich Police said in a statement.

Ipswich Police Patrol Officer Matthew Bodwell was on patrol at around 3.15pm on the water near the Clark Beach docking area when he heard a distress call on the marine radio for a vessel that had capsized nearby, leaving people in the water in distress, police said.

Bodwell, who is the sea patrol supervisor and also the deputy harbor master, drove to the area and saw a man in the water waving an arm for help, police said.

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