A fire-fighter jumped into Wellington Harbour to save a drunk woman who had gone for an ill-advised midnight dip off the end of Petone Wharf last night.
Acting Senior Sergeant Glenn Barnett, from Lower Hutt, said the 20-year-old woman jumped off the end of the wharf about midnight.
Emergency services were called by a member of the public who saw her go in.
The woman had been unable to get out herself out so a fire-fighter jumped in the water to rescue her.
She was taken to Hutt Hospital to be treated for hypothermia.
It was unclear who the woman had been drinking with.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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