Man rescued after being swept out to sea

By -
Add a comment
The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter was on its way to the scene. File photo / Hawke's Bay Today
The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter was on its way to the scene. File photo / Hawke's Bay Today

A man swept out to sea at Waimarama Beach this afternoon has been brought to shore alive.

A family of four were caught in a rip at the Hawke's Bay beach about 3.15pm.

The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter was sent to the scene, where heavy swells and mist were believed to be hampering visibility.

Surfers and others in the water had brought a woman and two children to shore, but the father was initially reported still missing. He has now been brought to shore.

All four are being taken to Hawke's Bay Regional Hospital.

The Waimarama Surf Lifesaving Club was not operating at the time.

For more articles from this region, go to

Have your say

We aim to have healthy debate. But we won't publish comments that abuse others. View commenting guidelines.

1200 characters left

© Copyright 2014, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on red akl_a4 at 11 Jul 2014 05:36:14 Processing Time: 1078ms