Sick fisherman rescued off Cape Palliser

  • 11/11/2017
He was flown to Wellington Hospital in a stable condition.
He was flown to Wellington Hospital in a stable condition. Photo credit: Noel Jones, file

A sick fisherman has been winched off his vessel off the southern tip of the North Island.

The man, in his 40s, was flown to hospital on Saturday morning, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter says.

A paramedic was initially dropped onto the boat, about 50km off Cape Palliser, before the decision was made to winch the ill man aboard.

He was flown to Wellington Hospital in a stable condition.

NZN