11390 / ST / NADINE CAMERON / JGD391 / 040298
Nadine Margaret CAMERON states:
………………. I came back to our boat and sat on the back of MISTRESS and had a coffee.
We had swung round with the tide and I was facing north west across the bay.
I remember a yacht starting its motor, and seeing a yacht come past at about 6.30 am-6.45 am.
It came from somewhere in the main body of yachts moored in the bay and passed on the north side of a boat, which from the photo of the bay [witness is shown morning photo which does not show UNICORN or BLADE], was TROOPER.
I think the boat had a black and white terrier on it which was barking like made. (TROOPER)
There were 3 people on TROOPER, a woman and two guys, older type 30-40’s.
TROOPER left about 7.00 am.
We left round about 8.00 am. We went back to Blackwood Bay.
As we went out of the inlet, we passed the ‘Cougarline’, a taxi going into the inlet, also the ‘Endeavour’, another water taxi.
Between Blumine Island and Cherry Bay, we passed TROOPER, on motor heading toward Picton.
We went back to Blackwood Bay and stayed there until the 2nd and left there to come back to Chch with Nathan’s Dad.
Constable Gallate has shown me two “identikit” sketches. Neither sketch rings any bells for me.
(Signed) N M CAMERON
Statement taken and signature witnessed by
(Signed) J N Gallate