A kayaker who sparked a rescue effort at Papamoa Beach has returned to shore.
Emergency services gathered on Papamoa Beach to try to rescue a kayaker stuck at sea.
A police spokeswoman said officers were called to the beach just before 10am after reports of a kayaker "struggling" about 200m offshore.
The spokeswoman said there was a strong offshore wind and it appeared one kayaker had made it back to shore but second second kayaker was still out in the water.
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Police have been in touch with the Papamoa Surf Lifesaving Club to get lifeguards out in an IRB, she said.
The kayaker had since made it safely to shore and did not appear to need medical treatment, the spokeswoman said.