A search and rescue operation is underway at Ninepin Rock, Auckland, after a fisherman was washed off rocks at Whatipu
Beach this afternoon.
Police were alerted to the incident around 1.45pm.
The operation, including Police Eagle helicopter, Coast Guard and LandSAR, is ongoing.
(Note from Scoop editors: This press release was sent on the evening of the 17th and has been published as-sent.)