A woman was saved from sinking mud by police officers who crawled through the sludge to rescue her.
Police were called to reports of a disorder on Chapman Rd, Te Atatu Peninsula in West Auckland at 9.40pm on Friday.
A police spokeswoman said on arrival police located a woman who was distressed and had became stuck in mud.
Officers ran into the mud to rescue her but became stuck with her, the spokeswoman said.
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A wittiness told the Herald the whole street of about 20 people gathered in the dark to watch the rescue.
"One police officer ran in with his full vest, taser and everything. Can't imagine he'll be too happy about that. It was covered in mud by the end of it," the witness said.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand were called to assist with the rescue.
"Once everyone was out of the mud, police took the woman to hospital to be checked over due to concerns about hypothermia," police spokeswoman said.