Three die in boating tragedy on Manukau Harbour

By RNZ.co.nz. Republished with permission.

Three people have died and a fourth person is in hospital after a boat flipped at Auckland’s Manukau Harbour this afternoon.

Manukau Harbour
Manukau Harbour Photo: RNZ / Jessie Chiang

Police, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Maritime NZ, St John Ambulance, the Coastguard, and local lifesavers all responded at about 4.40pm, after the boat carrying the group overturned near the bar.

Police say all four people were found in the water but three died at the scene.

The person who survived suffered serious injuries and has been flown to hospital.

Police say inquiries are continuing.

Two people died in separate incidents in Manukau Harbour last weekend. Both deaths have been referred to the Coroner.

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