28 Dec 2012

Coastguard rescues pair from burning boat

9:59 am on 28 December 2012

Two people on a 10m launch have been rescued by the coastguard after a fire broke out on their boat in the Hauraki Gulf.

Emergency services were called out to an electrical fire on the launch just after 2.30pm on Thursday.

A Fire Service spokesperson says one of the boaties suffered minor smoke inhalation.

The fire was put out, and the coastguard took the pair back to land.