Person falls from boat near Little Waihi
Reports of a person falling from a boat near Little Waihi sparked an emergency services callout.
Emergency services, including police and coastguard, were called to the water incident just before 4pm on Tuesday.
Police were called after a witness reported someone falling from a boat as they crossed the Little Waihi bar.
A police spokesperson says a person was located in the water by a rescue boat.
“They were taken to shore, where they were checked by ambulance staff.
“They were taken to Tauranga Hospital for a check-up.”