Coastguard are bringing a yacht back to shore after it capsized with one person on it in Raglan Harbour.

A Coastguard spokeswoman said the 17ft trailer yacht had flipped 100m - 200m off shore but it was too heavy for the occupant to get back upright.

The person is safe and being assisted by Coastguard.

The spokeswoman wasn't sure why it had flipped but did say "being a trailer sailer they tend to do that fairly often".