Surfer in stable condition after being flown to hospital
A surfer who was found injured on a Taranaki beach and flown to hospital remains in a stable condition.
The man, who is in his late 20s, was airlifted to Taranaki Base Hospital following a call-out to Kaihihi Rd in Okato at about 6pm on Thursday.
A St John Ambulance spokeswoman confirmed a member of the public called for help after finding the man on the beach. He looked like he had been injured and was cold, she said.
Due to the location, a road ambulance was not able to reach the stricken surfer so the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter crew was sent to the scene.
A Taranaki District Health Board spokeswoman confirmed the man had arrived at its emergency department and was admitted.
He remains in a stable condition in hospital, she said on Friday.
There were no further details available regarding the type of injuries the man suffered.