The Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter lands with two of the fishermen rescued near Taieri Mouth. Photo by Gerard O'Brien.
Four people have been winched to safety after a fast-sinking
boat got into trouble off the coast of Dunedin.
The Rescue Co-ordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) received
a distress call on maritime radio shortly before 10.30am.
The crew said the boat was sinking fast about 10 nautical
miles, or 18.5km, off the Tairei River mouth south of
All four crew members were found in the water after a short
search by two helicopters from Otago Helicopters, with
Dunedin water rescue staff.
The RCCNZ said they were winched to safety by 11.40am and
taken to a waiting ambulance at the Taieri River mouth, where
they were assessed by paramedics.
No further information about the boat or its crew was
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