Man attacked by stingray at Wairarapa beach

Author
Newstalk ZB Staff,
Section
Emergency,
Publish Date
Sunday, 17 December 2017, 2:41PM
Officers rushed to the scene following a call shortly after 1 this afternoon (Image / File)
Officers rushed to the scene following a call shortly after 1 this afternoon (Image / File)

A man is being treated by paramedics at Riversdale Beach in Wairarapa following a stingray attack.

A police spokeswoman confirmed police were responding to the reported attack.

The incident was initially believed to have involved a shark, but a lifeguard at Riversdale had since told the Wairarapa Times-Age it had involved a stingray, which police subsequently confirmed.

The victim had been stung twice by the stingray, he said.

Officers rushed to the scene following a call shortly after 1 pm.

A Westpac Rescue Helicopter was also at the scene and paramedics were treating the man for his injuries.

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