Morgan Tait is the NZ Herald's police reporter.

Near drowning at Piha beach

A St John spokesman said the ambulance service was alerted to the incident at Piha at 3.18pm. Photo / File
A St John spokesman said the ambulance service was alerted to the incident at Piha at 3.18pm. Photo / File

A man in his 30s and a boy in his young teens have been rescued from two near-drownings in the Auckland region today.

The man in his 30s was rescued from Piha and the young teen was rescued from Te Arai Point near Wellsford.

A St John spokesman said the ambulance service was alerted to the incident at Piha at 3.18pm.
"We sent the local first response unit and the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter which I understand is still on its way," he said.

"The incident is a male aged in his 30s who was injured in a near drowning, he is in a serious condition."

The man has not yet been transported from the beach.

St john was alerted to the Te Arai Point accident at 3.32pm and the Fire Service was sent as first response.

"This incident has happened on the beach at Te Arai Point, a male aged in his early teens injured in a near drowning.

"We are sending a rescue helicopter to the scene."

More information will be added to this story as it is released.

- NZ Herald

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