Press Release

New Zealand Police

Sunday, 17 December 2017

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Wellington

Police responded to a reports of what was thought to be a shark attack at Riversdale Beach, Wairarapa at 1.07pm today. After reaching the scene police are now able to confirm that this was a stingray attack, not a shark.

The man is in a moderate condition with an injury to his lower leg.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called and the patient has been taken to hospital.

ENDS Issued by Police Media Centre