Two bodies found in water are missing fisherman

The Dutch Coast Guard confirmed this morning that the two bodies that were found on the French coast yesterday were indeed crew members of the missing fishing boat Z-85 Morgenster. The bodies are those of a 45 year old man from Urk and a 64 year old Belgian.

At 17:41 yesterday afternoon the Dutch Coast Guard reported that a lifeboat and the first body had been retrieved from the water. The report of the second body came in at 19:50 last night. A 29 year old man from Urk and a 48 year old Portuguese are still missing. All contact was lost with the Z-85 Morgenster at about 16:00 on Wednesday afternoon.

The search for the last two people on board the missing fishing boat was suspended after sunset last night. The search will continue after daybreak this morning.