Five injured in Whakātane Heads boat rescue

Five people have been injured, one seriously, in a Whakātane water rescue.

A police spokeswoman said they received a report of people overboard from a boat off the Whakātane Heads about 1.50pm today.

She said while police were aware of the incident, they didn’t directly have anything to do with the rescue.

A St John spokeswoman said five patients have been transported to Whakātane Hospital by ambulance.

One person was in serious condition, three people were moderately injured and another received minor injuries.

A Whakātane Coastguard spokesman said they were unable to comment on the matter.

More to come.

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