Video: Maritime NZ Search and Rescue demonstration

Video by: Justin Bennett

We were invited along to check out a dramatic search and rescue demonstration by Maritime NZ in Auckland Harbour

A dramatic search and rescue demonstration took place on Auckland Harbour, involving a US Coast Guard plane and a rescue helicopter winching people from the water and flares.

"We’re demonstrating methods used in real rescues," said Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand manager Mike Hill. "Aucklanders had a rare opportunity to see a US Coast Guard Hercules in action."

This was the first time in over 20 years that a US Coast Guard aircraft has visited New Zealand.

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