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The two friends went to pull up cray pots when their boat was flipped by a large wave.
'Another minute and she'd be dead, it was just touch and go.'
The inflatable boat instantly started sinking and three people had to be rescued.
Two people were pulled from the river mouth along the Bay of Plenty coastline at 11:45am.
"It makes us yachties look bad when you get an idiot like that," club commodore says.
There is a call for more education and coastal safety training for migrant communities.
Te Ao Marama Te Pou, known as Marama, drowned in Napier on February 21, 2020.
The search was put on hold at 6.25 as all surfers were accounted for.
Boaties got into trouble after their boat hit notorious bar.
Safeswim programme manager: "If we get enough rainfall you'll get red high-risk beaches."
Council cops criticism for lack of warning signs at Far North beach
It soon became clear the "happy go lucky" girl was in serious trouble.
A prank among friends has gone wrong - especially with the Harbourmaster.
Ben Searancke was cut to the bone after being smashed on rocks for three hours.
The global shark and ray population has declined by a worrying amount.
Police are appealing to the public for help after a lone kayak was found in the water.
Emergency teams pulled the person's body from the water near Cornfoot Ave.
A 12-year-old boy encountered a 3m-long mako shark at a popular Auckland beach.
Police say the death will be referred to the Coroner.
Three sharks were spotted at Waiwera Beach just after 11.30am.
The police national dive squad found the missing teenager just before midday today.
The police dive squad is searching for a missing teenager in the Waikato River.
Ambulance crews rushed to Panmure shortly after 3.30pm.
Revell Douglas, who was a well-known Auckland horse trainer, is being hailed a hero.
Sharks can "be very abundant in some places" in summer, the marine biologist says.