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Pair rescued from boat fire

Two people have had a lucky escape from their 45-foot powerboat after it caught fire in New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf.

Coast guard volunteers were called to the ship's aid just after 6 p.m. after receiving a distress call from those aboard who said the vessel was on fire.

They had abandoned the boat and climbed into their dinghy to escape the flames.

Click here for the full report featuring video of the blaze.