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Hauraki Gulf rescue: Yachtsmen pull hypothermic fisherman from water after kayak flips

A hypothermic fisherman who flipped out of his kayak and was tangled in gear was lucky to be discovered by passing yachtsmen and plucked from the Hauraki Gulf.

The man had been in the water for an hour when he was pulled to safety by a group of men returning from a morning sail on Saturday.

The crew took the man to the Milford Cruising Club and got him warm until the ambulance arrived.

Hato Hone St John confirmed they “assessed, treated, and transported one patient in a serious condition to North Shore Hospital.”

“We had just done the last Coastal Classic so my boat Ratcatcher was all kitted out with the best first aid kit and all the hypothermia gear,” Woodward said.



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On 19/11/2023 at 10:47 AM, Psyche said:

 so much rum

One of the boat kids in our coast cruising group, probably eating sand when you were blasting around in your pathfinder. Must ring his dad and tell him what a good job we did helping raise him.

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