A man has been taken to hospital with hypothermia after his kayak capsized at Clarks Beach.

Emergency services attended a water rescue at Clarks Beach, in Auckland, at 12.27pm.

The Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the incident.

A police spokesperson said police attended an incident where a kayak had capsized approximately 2km offshore.

The police Eagle helicopter attended and located a male in the water and he was rescued by a passing boat.


He has been transported by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter to Middlemore Hospital where he is being treated for hypothermia.

"Our crew uplifted the male, in his forties, and flew him to Middlemore Hospital in a minor condition," an ARHT spokesperson said.

"While he was not suffering any injuries, he was cold and had it not been for the life jacket he was wearing, and a lady walking her dog on the beach spotting him, it may have been a very different outcome."