9 Apr 2011

Ferry passenger flown to hospital

7:13 am on 9 April 2011

A passenger has been winched off the interisland ferry Aretere and flown to Wellington hospital for treatment.

The West Coast man became unwell on a crossing on Friday afternoon and a paramedic was put onto the ship as it sailed through Queen Charlotte Sound.

Both were winched off the ferry and flown to Wellington hospital.