Coast­guard brought in for pick-up

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

Mana Coast­guard res­cued a man from Porirua har­bour on Queen’s Birth­day Mon­day af­ter his safety while swim­ming was ques­tioned.

For more than an hour, the 22-year-old man con­tin­ued to swim and wade over sand­banks af­ter en­ter­ing the har­bour from the Pare­mata side.

The Welling­ton West­pac He­li­copter and the coast­guard was called in to lo­cate the man and bring him to safety.

The man was picked out of the wa­ter by the coast­guard and taken back to the coast­guard base, where he was checked by am­bu­lance staff.

He was re­ferred to hos­pi­tal ser­vices.

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