Rescuer injured in Moturiki Island rescue
A Fire and Emergency New Zealand staff member is in hospital after being injured during a rescue in Tauranga tonight.
Emergency services were called to Moturiki Island, near Mount Main Beach, around 6pm after reports an person had been injured falling onto the rocks near a blowhole, says a police spokesperson.
"As the rescue basket was being lowered to take the injured person off the rocks, it was caught by a gust of wind and struck a FENZ staff member."
Police says the staff member suffered moderate rib injuries.
"Both the injured person and the FENZ staff member have been transported to hospital."