A man who fell several metres into the rough sea while
fishing from rocks in Wairarapa today was rescued by a local
The man in his late 50s had been fishing at Castle Point when
he fell 2-3 metres into the sea from rocks, the Life Flight
air rescue charity said.
He suffered serious multiple injuries.
The man was in the water for 20-30 minutes until he was
rescued by a local fishing boat.
Locals described the water around the rocks as being like "a
The man was taken to shore where he was treated by a
Wellington Free Ambulance paramedic on board the Westpac
He was airlifted to Wellington Hospital with serious