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Details of incident 15

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Date 1999
Location NZ – southern lake
Water Temperature 12 C
Boat(s) involved  
Boat Construction  
Outcome Rescued after 30 minutes in the water. Experts estimated they were only 10 mins away from “total disaster”. 
Description 2 Girls’ eights swamped by sudden storm, clung to upturned boats, rescue took 30 mins & outcome would have been serious if water colder or rescue further delayed


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