Four people rescued off Taieri River mouth
Four people rescued off Taieri River
12pm, 11 January
Four people have been winched off a sinking
boat approximately 10 nautical miles (18.5km) off the Taieri
River mouth, south of Dunedin.
The Rescue Coordination
Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) received a distress call on
maritime radio shortly before 10:30am, indicating the
vessel, with four people on board, was sinking fast.
helicopters from Otago Helicopters with the Dunedin Water
Rescue Squad were immediately tasked to assist. After a
short search by both helicopters, the crew were located in
the water and were winched to safety by 11.40am.
on board were taken to a waiting ambulance at the Taieri
River mouth, where they have been assessed by
At this stage, no further information about
the people on board, or the boat, is
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