Skipper who ground boat on Christchurch beach blames ‘shocking’ weather. Work under way to remove,,,

David “Crazy Horse” Atkinson was the taking the 13-metre Debbie Jane from Banks Peninsula to Motueka, near Nelson, when it ground to a halt well off course at Waimairi Beach on Saturday night. The conditions were “shocking”, he said. He and his two crew members were rescued by a swimmer from a helicopter, and taken to Christchurch Hospital where they were treated for hypothermia. >click to read< 11:07

Work under way to remove boat from Christchurch beach>click to read< 11:13

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