Yacht taking on water off Kerikeri coastvideo
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Wed, 21 Nov 2012 9:25a.m.
Coast guard volunteers have been unable to rescue three people on board a yacht off the coast of Kerikeri that was taking on water last night.
Maritime NZ received the mayday call just after midnight, when the yacht was 28 nautical miles off the coast of Kerikeri, in the Bay of Islands.
A helicopter from Whangarei was sent to investigate, but difficult conditions stopped it from delivering water pumps to the 13.7m sloop.
The coast guard reached the yacht this morning at 8am, but have been unable to get anyone off the yacht.
The three adults on board are said to managing, and are being shadowed by the coast guard until they can reach land, which is expected to be some time after 10am.
No one is believed to be hurt.
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