Partygoer rescued from Waikato River

Author
Georgia Nelson,
Publish Date
Mon, 23 Mar 2015, 11:42AM
Photo: NewsPixNZ/NZ Herald
Photo: NewsPixNZ/NZ Herald

Partygoer rescued from Waikato River

Author
Georgia Nelson,
Publish Date
Mon, 23 Mar 2015, 11:42AM

A Hamilton party goer who went outside to throw up needed to be rescued from the banks of the Waikato River late last night.

Emergency Services were called to a house on River Road at 11pm after the 26-year-old man had fallen down a 10-15 metre bank.

Fire-fighters got the man into a stretcher and a police boat picked him up.

Senior Sergeant Tim Anderson says the man had been at a party and appears to have felt the need to go outside to be sick.

He says he went one tree too far and fell down a bank seriously injuring himself.