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Two rescued after boat fire

Fuseworks Media
Fuseworks Media

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue helicopter was despatched at approx 1.00pm today to a burning vessel near Pepin Island. The helicopter located on scene as the Harbour Master and Coast Guard were enroute and found the vessel well ablaze.

Two people were then located in a small inflatable dinghy nearby and indicated with arm gestures that both were OK. The helicopter then waited on scene for the Harbour vessel to arrive and once confirmation was obtain of no injuries or subsequent others on board we returned to base.

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