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Missing Coromandel Boat Found Washed Ashore At Waihau Bay

The missing boat belonging to the man who fell overboard off the coast of Whangamatā earlier this month has been found washed ashore at Waihau Bay.

The vessel named Betty G was found yesterday - nearly two weeks after the skipper was rescued off the Alderman Islands on January 3rd. He spent nearly 24 hours floating at sea before catching the attention of three fisherman.

A member of the public reported the sighting of the boat to Police at 1:30pm yesterday afternoon.

"The owner has been notified and arrangements are underway to remove the boat from the shore." a Police spokesperson says.

Image: Coromandel's CFM via Christine Elmiger.

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