A man is in a critical condition after being pulled from the water in the Far North.
Police were told the man was in the water in Whangaroa, adjacent to Ruato Rd, at 5.55am today.
A Northland Rescue Helicopter spokesperson told 1 NEWS the man had been trapped for six hours.
A rescue helicopter was sent to the location with St John tweeting one patient was treated over a water incident in Waihi Bay.
The man was subsequently taken to Northland Base Hospital in a critical condition.