22 Jan 2018

Dozens of rescues in Akl over weekend

5:23 am on 22 January 2018

It was a dangerous weekend in the water along Auckland's west coast at the weekend.

Muriwai Beach

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

About 35 people had to be rescued across the weekend.

There were at least three major medical interventions at Bethells beach on Saturday, with 14 rescues within a 45-minute period.

Swells of 2m to 3m caused strong tidal rips at Muriwai.

Three people were also rescued from a strong rip later in the evening, with one taken to hospital.