31 Dec 2016

Kitesurfer badly injured in Wellington

7:05 pm on 31 December 2016

A 45-year-old man is in a critical condition in Wellington Hospital following a kitesurfing accident near Porirua.

The man is reported to have been lifted out of the water by a strong gust of wind near the Mana Esplanade about 3.30pm.

He slammed into a car and was taken by the LifeFlight helicopter to hospital.