BREAKING NEWS
Aaron Cruden left out of All Blacks trip to Argentina over alcohol incident ... Read more
Close

Ill passenger airlifted off cruise liner

MICHAEL FIELD
Last updated 20:15 22/01/2013

Relevant offers

National

National presses on with reform Shuffle ahead for National Fresh faces in new Parliament No rest for Key as schedule heats up This party's on the house Labour leadership contest likely Molotov cocktails suspected in Southland fires One injured in container explosion Labour message off mark, MP says McKelvie increases his majority

A passenger was airlifted off a large cruise liner in the Hauraki Gulf tonight.

The Holland America Line's MS Oosterdam was leaving Auckland for the Bay of Islands and was just past Rangitoto when it called for help.

St John's Ambulance said a passenger had a medical emergency and was lifted off the ship by the Westpac rescue helicopter.

The ship made several figure-of-eight course changes off the northern end of Rangitoto and was widely seen on the North Shore.

The patient is now in Auckland Hospital in a serious condition.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content