Wellington skinny dipper taken to hospital

STACEY KIRK
Last updated 08:47 28/04/2012

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A man has been taken to hospital with hypothermia after taking an early morning skinny dip in Wellington Harbour.

Acting police inspector Bruce Mackay said police were called to Oriental Bay, after receiving reports of a naked man swimming near Freyberg pool.

"Police were called to talk to the man, to see why he was naked and swimming in the harbour. He was taken to hospital in a hypothermic condition, but obviously we're also concerned for his mental wellbeing."

Mackay said it was not known whether the man was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

An ambulance communications spokeswoman said the man was taken to Wellington Hospital in a moderate condition.

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