17 Sep 2022

Fishing boat crew member in hospital after incident at sea

9:10 pm on 17 September 2022

A fishing-boat crew member was taken to hospital in Southland today, four days after suffering serious injuries at sea.

Aerial view of Bluff town in New Zealand

The patient was lifted off the boat in Bluff Harbour (file picture). Photo: 123RF

Fire and Emergency says staff helped St John lift the patient off the boat in Bluff Harbour this morning.

Talley's has confirmed the crew member was working on the Amaltal Explorer when they were injured on Wednesday.

The boat was south of Bluff at the time of the incident, it said.

The crew member was now in a stable condition in hospital and it was investigating the incident, Talley's said.