A man swept out to sea at Waimarama Beach this afternoon has
been brought to shore alive.
A family of four were caught in a rip at the Hawke's Bay
beach about 3.15pm.
The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter was sent to the scene,
where heavy swells and mist were believed to be hampering
Surfers and others in the water had brought a woman and two
children to shore, but the father was initially reported
still missing. He has now been brought to shore.
All four are being taken to Hawke's Bay Regional Hospital.
The Waimarama Surf Lifesaving Club was not operating at the
- Hawke's Bay Today