24 Feb 2021

Trio rescued from sinking boat in Marlborough Sounds

11:47 am on 24 February 2021

Three people on board a sinking boat near Cape Jackson in the Marlborough Sounds have been rescued.

Maritime New Zealand said the vessel carrying three people radioed in at 7am that it was slowly sinking.

The crew activated their distress beacon about two minutes later.

A coastguard boat has now picked up the trio and taken them to Picton.