Paddle boarder airlifted to hospital

A man in his 40's was airlifted to North Shore Hospital in a moderate condition. Photo: ARHT

A paddle boarder who dislocated his ankle near Whangapoua has been airlifted to North Shore Hospital.

A spokesperson for Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust says the incident happened just after 11.30am on Thursday.

"Whitianga crew were called to Whangapoua to assist a male patient in his 40’s who had stepped off a paddleboard into water, rolling and dislocating his ankle when he made contact with the sand.  

"He was flown to North Shore Hospital in a moderate condition."

The man was airlifted by the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

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