18 Dec 2017

Stingray puts Wairarapa man in hospital

From Morning Report, 8:51 am on 18 December 2017

A stingray at a Wairarapa beach has put a diver in hospital with a leg wound. He's now in a stable condition, after friends helped him into their four-wheel-drive and drove him to a nearby house. Earlier in the year in July a Whangarei fisherman received "severe lacerations" to his arm from a stingray.Clinton Duffy is a marine scientist at the Department of Conservation and tells us there are usually about two or three a year.