There has been another close call for a swimmer at a Christchurch beach.
Surf Life Saving New Zealand regional manager Stu Bryce says a man got into trouble while swimming at Taylor's Mistake around 9pm last night.
He says a friend of the swimmer brought him ashore, with surfers also helping.
A St John spokesperson says they took him to Christchurch Hospital in a serious condition.
There have been a few rescues at Taylor's Mistake over the past week with temperatures pushing past 30 degrees.