4 Mar 2017

Man on boat with suspected blood poisoning flown to hospital

7:43 pm on 4 March 2017

A 66-year-old man with suspected blood poisoning has been rescued from a launch 24 kilometres north of Cape Reigna.

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The Rescue Coordination Centre said it received a call just after 3pm this afternoon from the charter fishing vessel, the Pacific Invader, about the sick man.

A rescue helicopter was sent to pick up the man and he was now at Whangarei Hospital.