27 Jan 2014

Boat on fire in Hauraki Gulf

2:07 pm on 27 January 2014

Four people have been rescued from a boat that was on fire in the Hauraki Gulf.

The Coastguard and Fire Service were called to a fire on a 42-foot launch at about 11.30am in the Colville Channel.

The fire is believed to have started in the engine room.

The four were flown by a rescue helicopter to Westhaven marina. One of them had minor burns to an arm.

The boat was being towed back to the marina.