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Fire and ambulance are attending an incident of a diver in distress at Shag Point.
A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman said just after 5pm they were called to a diver in distress.
One appliance from Palmerston attended the incident off the Hampden-Palmerston Rd.
A police spokeswoman said police were not at the scene but had received a report of a water rescue at Shag Point.