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14 hours ago, JK said:

I'd taken the dog on Matarangi beach around the time the mayday was put out. I was surprised when I heard of the mayday as the weather was OK, Easterly 15knots maybe 20, not so much it bothered you on the beach. It was an Easterly & no way in hell it was 8m, I would have noticed when throwing a ball in the surf for the dog! Maybe 1.5m out to the Mercs. It did get up overnight though.

I understood the mayday was broadcast late at night?

 

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6.30PM I think it was.
Rescue services went out to look but could not find them around Waiheke. I can understand a wrong LL number putting them in the wrong position. Making that mistake not so much. But draw a straight line through Coromandle to Whangarei puts the line close to Waiheke. So a wrong number could well place one further north.

 

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On 27/02/2021 at 9:17 AM, wheels said:

6.30PM I think it was.
Rescue services went out to look but could not find them around Waiheke. I can understand a wrong LL number putting them in the wrong position. Making that mistake not so much. But draw a straight line through Coromandle to Whangarei puts the line close to Waiheke. So a wrong number could well place one further north.

 

6:30pm was mentioned as the time, as was the East Coast of Coromandel Peninsula. A straight line from the East Coast of Coromandel to Whangarei would get no closer to Waiheke than Channel Island.

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