Teen winched to safety after sting

18:58, Feb 11 2013

A 17 year old was winched from a boat off the Raglan coast yesterday after reacting to the sting of a bluebottle jellyfish.

Hamilton Westpac Rescue Helicopter pilot Dan Harcourt was involved in winching the teenager from a small boat near Gannet Island.

He was understood to be suffering an anaphylactic reaction and was flown to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.