4 Dec 2014

Seven people rescued in Vanuatu waters

9:11 pm on 4 December 2014

Seven people have been rescued after their boat capsized in Vanuatu.

Police say a helicopter spotted them hanging on the capsized boat.

The helicopter alerted two other boats from the island of Emae to go and rescue them.

The boat capsized this morning with 12 passengers on board.

Five have managed to swim to shore on the island of Matasso.

The boat was travelling from Emae island to Port Vila.

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Photo: RNZI