Fisherman washed off rocks seriously injured
A fisherman has serious injuries after falling into the sea near Castlepoint this afternoon.
The Westpac rescue helicopter was called to Castlepoint in Wairarapa about midday after a fisherman fell 2-3 metres off rocks into the sea, sustaining multiple injuries.
The man, in his late 50s, was picked up out of the water by a local fishing boat after being in the water for about half an hour.
Life Flight crewman Colin Larsen said the day was calm, but the currents made the area like a "washing machine".
"It was a lovely day, but the natural movement of the waves make for pretty strong currents. He was getting washed about quite a bit."
The man was treated on shore by a helicopter paramedic before being flown to Wellington Hospital.
He is being assessed for serious injuries.
The Dominion Post