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3 dead, 2 missing after boat sinks off New Zealand

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At least three people were confirmed dead and two missing after a boat carrying 10 people sank in stormy weather off the New Zealand coast, police said on Monday.

Very sad.

Interesting that the boat sank, because capsizing is the leading cause of death in boating accidents.

I wonder if the skipper had gone through training and was licensed. And were the passengers wearing lifejackets?

In the US, there is a higher risk of people on a boat dying in a boating accident than owners of guns or others dying from firearms.

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Plenty of boating accidents in my area, rivers and ocean

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WA4TKGToday  01:30 pm JST

Plenty of boating accidents in my area, rivers and ocean

Exactly. Boating is an extremely dangerous activity.

“Air, land and water searches are ongoing in efforts to locate the two people who remain missing,” the statement said.

Pray for their success.

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Who on earth word go boating/fishing during stormy weather? Reckless. Makes me wonder whether these operators place more importance on making money. Extreme weather warnings were forecast for many parts of NZ.

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Who on earth word go boating/fishing during stormy weather?

believe it or not, some people get a rush out of big waves, rough sea.

I hope they will be found, luckily the water down under is not freezing cold at this season.

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