Windsurfers in trouble

Last updated 08:34 28/12/2013

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Rescue services were on alert yesterday afternoon after a pair of windsurfers got into trouble at a South Taranaki beach.

Just after 4pm, the two men had difficulty getting out of the water off Lower Kina Rd, Oaonui, according to Sergeant Bruce Irvine of the New Plymouth police.

"One windsurfer made his way back to the beach by himself," Mr Irvine said. "The second guy took longer to get in."

He said the rescue helicopter hovered over the men, but did not pick them up, as they both managed to make their own way back to shore. The second windsurfer arrived on the beach 3km north of where he started out, where he was met by police.

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