Sumner surfer rescued on Saturday

Last updated 10:07 08/12/2013

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A surfer was plucked from the water at Sumner marking the start of another busy period for the region's surf lifesavers.

A police spokesman said the man was hanging on to his board and ''seen to be waving'' just north of the Sumner heads about 6.30pm on Saturday night.

A surf rescue lifeboat went out to get him and took him to shore. He did not need medical assistance.

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT IN A RIP

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Raise your hand to alert Surf Lifeguards

Swim to the side, don't swim against it

HOW TO IDENTIFY A RIP

Calm patches in the surf with waves breaking each side

Rippled or criss-crossed water

Discoloured water

Foamy water

Adjacent sand bars

Source: Surf Lifesaving New Zealand

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