12 Dec 2016

Sailors rescued as southerly hits Wellington

2:11 pm on 12 December 2016

Police have rescued 10 sailors after three small yachts capsized in Wellington Harbour about midday.

Police responded to a call at 12:15pm after the yachts were hit by a southerly and capsized in Evans Bay.

A number of people were in the water for about 10 minutes.

A police launch was used to rescue those that had been aboard the yachts, and everyone has been accounted for.