Taupo's Greenlea helicopter assists in sea rescue - Images
This afternoon Taupo's Greenlea Rescue helicopter was called
by the police to assist in the search for two boys who's
boat had capsized in Lake Taupo.
One of the missing boys
put out a distress call on a mobile phone to his mother,
saying they were out of their boat and needed assistance.
The woman then contacted the police.
When comms with the
boys was lost the helicopter was called to help.
were located very quickly (within 10 minutes of takeoff) 1km
offshore from the nearest land, which was upwind of them.
Realistically in the direction of travel (downwind) they
were over 4km from shore.
The boys were clinging to the
upturned hull of their dinghy. The helicopter crew directed
a coast guard boat to the scene who uplifted the
Lake conditions at the time were rough with a 20 kt
westerly and waves.
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