Boogie boarder surfing sand dune left with spinal injuries

The man is taken from the scene at Bethells Beach. Photo / Supplied
The man is taken from the scene at Bethells Beach. Photo / Supplied

A boogie boarder is seriously injured after he plummeted 15m into a stream surfing down a steep sand dune at a popular West Auckland beach.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter spokesperson says they were called to Bethells Beach yesterday evening after a man in his 30s suffered a possible serious spinal injury when he lost control of his boogie board.

The man tumbled about 15m, landing prone in a shallow creek.

St John Ambulance staff stabilised the man before he was flown to Auckland City Hospital in a serious condition.

The male is carried from the scene after the injury at Bethells Beach. Photo / Supplied
The male is carried from the scene after the injury at Bethells Beach. Photo / Supplied

- NZ Herald

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