Wellington mayor has close encounter with shark

Wellington's mayor had a close encounter with a shark while volunteering to be the rescue swimmer in a man overboard exercise using a dummy.

Celia Wade-Brown spent the weekend aboard the HMNZS Wellington as it went from Wellington to Auckland to get a taste of what life was like aboard the patrol vessel.

During the man overboard exercise, naval officers had to shoot at the water to scare off a blue shark.

Ms Wade-Brown said she heard the rifle ring out and was told to let go of the dummy.


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