How a tragic search and rescue mission triggered change at Coastguard

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A tragic mission has triggered an overhaul at Coastguard Maraetai after their old headsets delayed a rescue attempt. Trent Dixon, of Auckland's Maraetai Coastguard, was skippering the board involved in the rescue. Coastguard NZ/Supplied Coastguard New Zealand had an overhaul of headset equipment following a rescue that ended in tragedy. The tragedy triggered a change, which started when Coastguard Thames bought the family’s kayak back to the beach, and showed Coastguard Maraetai their headsets. Coastguard NZ/Supplied Coastguard provides a range of courses for Kiwis to learn boating skills.
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