18 May 2010

Gisborne boaties rescued after mayday call

8:13 am on 18 May 2010

Two boaties have been rescued off the coast of Gisborne after putting out a mayday call.

The batteries on their aluminium runabout failed and the anglers could not restart the boat, 4km off Wainui Beach.

The Coastguard restarted the engine at about 9.15pm on Monday, three and three quarter hours after the distress call.