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Two kayakers rescued near Auckland

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 16/07/2016

Two men have been rescued after they got into trouble while kayaking near Army Bay on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, north of Auckland.

The two issued a distress call using a hand-held VHF marine radio on Saturday morning after they spilled into the water and couldn't get back into their kayaks, says Coastguard Northern Region.

The exhausted and hypothermic kayakers were rescued by crew on the Hibiscus Rescue One vessel, which had reached them in less than 20 minutes, and were taken to shore where a St John ambulance was waiting.

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