Two rescued off sinking yacht

23:59, Oct 06 2012

Two people have been pulled off a sinking yacht near Purau Bay.

A police spokesman said two people were on a small yacht when it started to sink.

A boat, that happened to be nearby, came to the rescue.

The yacht's two occupants were pulled to safety by people on the nearby boat.

The spokesman said the Lyttleton Coastguard were on the scene.

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