Boat sinks and car crash near Tauranga

UPDATED 4PM: SunLive understands that three people have been rescued from the boat that capsized near Karewa Island.

A caller to the newsroom says the vessel - a 16-foot Glasscraft runabout - was last seen with only the bow above water.

He says the boat was anchored when it was swamped earlier this afternoon.


Reports are coming in of a boat that has sunk near Rabbit Island.

The Coastguard has been called.

A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says everyone on board the boat appears to be ok.

Meanwhile, emergency services are dealing with a two car crash on Devonport Road.

The crash is reported to be at the intersection of 15th Ave.

We will have more soon.

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