Kayaker released from hospital

Man in trouble at Waipiro Bay on Monday afternoon now discharged.

Man in trouble at Waipiro Bay on Monday afternoon now discharged.

THE kayaker who got into difficulties at Waipiro Bay while fishing from his kayak on Monday afternoon has now been discharged from Gisborne Hospital.

The man was washed out of his craft in the big surf and at one stage on the beach was in a critical to serious condition after he developed a medical issue.

His rescuers said he had swallowed a considerable amount of seawater.

The man, who is from Hawke’s Bay and in his 50s, was admitted to a ward at Gisborne Hospital for observation and was sent home yesterday.

Police said the man couldhave drowned and were full of praise for the care he received on the beach before being flown to hospital by the ECT rescue helicopter.

THE kayaker who got into difficulties at Waipiro Bay while fishing from his kayak on Monday afternoon has now been discharged from Gisborne Hospital.

The man was washed out of his craft in the big surf and at one stage on the beach was in a critical to serious condition after he developed a medical issue.

His rescuers said he had swallowed a considerable amount of seawater.

The man, who is from Hawke’s Bay and in his 50s, was admitted to a ward at Gisborne Hospital for observation and was sent home yesterday.

Police said the man couldhave drowned and were full of praise for the care he received on the beach before being flown to hospital by the ECT rescue helicopter.

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