Tipped kayaker sparks rescue call-out

Last updated 13:58 04/01/2013

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A kayaker sparked an emergency call out after tipping out in choppy water on his way to Somes Island this afternoon.

Inspector Mike Coleman, of police central communications, said the 37-year-old kayaker had set out from Petone to Somes Island about 1pm today.

He tipped over in choppy conditions about 500 metres offshore.

After onlookers called the incident in, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and a police launch were called out, with the police launch finding the man near his kayak.

He was taken back for observation.

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- The Dominion Post


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