WATCH: RNLI video shows sailors being plucked from hull of upturned dinghy

A dramatic video shows the moment that two sailors clinging to their upturned dinghy were rescued by Portsmouth RNLI volunteers.

Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 4:46 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th June 2017, 2:38 pm
A screenshot from the RNLI video
A screenshot from the RNLI video

The footage was recorded during the dramatic incident at the mouth of Langstone Harbour on Sunday afternoon.

The pair were among a group of friends sailing dinghies from Chichester when disaster struck.

Two were thrown into the sea when their craft capsized and two more suffered a similar fate when their dinghy upturned as they tried to rescue their colleagues.

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A screenshot from the RNLI video

The sailors were showing signs of hypothermia when they were rescued.

A screenshot from the RNLI video