Boat fire near Waiheke Island
Police were informed around 7am this morning of a fire on
board a boat in Hauraki Gulf about 40 metres from the beach
at Hooks Bay.
The fire is thought to have started in the
engine room at about 6.30am.
Emergency services were at
the scene including Deodar, the Auckland Police Maritime
Unit, with the assistance from Fire and Emergency New
At least five people were on board the boat at
the time and all were rescued. All occupants were wearing
One person was taken by Westpac rescue
helicopter to hospital suffering smoke inhalation.
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