26 Jan 2019

Teens in kayaks rescued on Wellington Harbour

3:05 pm on 26 January 2019

A group of teenagers struggling for help in Wellington Harbour are lucky rescuers reached them in time, police say.

Wellingtonians made the most of the hot weather at Days Bay, Lower Hutt on 20 February.

Conditions were much rougher for kayakers at Days Bay today, unlike in this file photo from last summer. Photo: Supplied / Brooke Sanders

A police spokesperson said that the six were kayaking off Days Bay about 12.30 this afternoon when their kayaks tipped over.

They began struggling in the rough water and screaming for help.

The police maritime boat was sent to help, but members of the public managed to get to them first and take them back to shore safely.

The police said that the harbour was very rough today despite the sunshine.