Fisherman swept out to sea near Oamaru

The man was swept out to sea near the Waitaki River mouth. File photo
The man was swept out to sea near the Waitaki River mouth. File photo
A man was taken to hospital after being swept out to sea near the Waitaki River mouth north of Oamaru this morning.

Police received reports about 8am that a man had been swept out to sea while fishing in the Fisheries Rd area near Glenavy, a spokeswoman said.

About 8.25am he was back on shore and was being assessed by St John.

He was wearing a life jacket, the spokeswoman said. 

A St John spokesman said the man was taken to Oamaru Hospital "in a moderate condition".

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