Woman rescued after night at sea

LIZ WILLIS
Last updated 11:48 15/02/2013

Relevant offers

National

Young Nats buying and burning Dirty Politics? Part of heli-ski crash inquiry ends 1080 attack begins, minus protests Climber's best mate defends him Passerby saves residents from big garage blaze Bankrupt who owes elderly millions too ill for trial Suicide prevention plan 'making inroads' Adams repays old school with scholarship Rape accused taxi driver says he paid for sex Light plane makes emergency landing

A woman has been rescued nearly a kilometre off the North Shore after spending nine hours in the sea.

The 23-year-old Birkdale woman was reported missing about 11pm last night and police and the police helicopter Eagle launched a search along the Takapuna coast.

The search resumed at 7.45am this morning and she was discovered in the water off Takapuna beach, barely keeping her head above water, police said.

"She was just in the middle of nothingness," one of the Eagle crewmembers said.

The police launch Deodar was sent to her position and she was returned to the Marine Rescue Centre.

From there she was taken to Auckland Hospital.

The woman was in a serious condition, Detective Sergeant James Watson said.

She was expected to make a full recovery and will also be assessed by psychiatric services.

Ad Feedback

- Auckland Now

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content