A man has been injured by a stingray at Riversdale Beach, Wairarapa.
While there were initial reports of a shark attack, police have since confirmed that the incident involved a stingray.
Wellington Free Ambulance told Newshub that a man in his early 30s was being flown to Wellington Hospital with a wound in his lower leg.
They said the injury had been classified as a 'status three', meaning a moderate wound.
The man's family told Newshub that a stingray barb had gone through his right calf muscle. He is in a stable condition and will be operated on tomorrow.