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Three rescued from sinking yacht in Marlborough Sounds –

Three people were on board the yacht which had been slowly sinking in rough conditions.



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Three people have been rescued off a yacht that was taking on water in rough conditions in the outer Marlborough Sounds.
Maritime NZ spokesman Vince Cholewa said the boat’s crew, who were located near Cape Jackson, contacted the Maritime Radio Service at 6.48am and activated their distress beacon at 6.50am.
Cholewa said there were three people on board the 14 metre vessel, which had been sinking slowly with water coming into the bilge.
He said both the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and Bluebridge…

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