A Maketu fisherman has been taken to Tauranga Hospital after
a stingray barb punctured his leg while at sea this
Emergency services were called at 3.10pm to meet the
40-year-old, who was travelling in a boat back to Maketu over
Northern Fire Communications shift manager Jaron Phillips
said the Maketu volunteer fire brigade met the man at the
main jetty and assisted him until an ambulance from Papamoa
The man's thigh had been punctured by the barb.
He was taken by ambulance to Tauranga Hospital.
- Bay of Plenty Times