1 Jan 2012

Pair rescued from car in river

5:43 pm on 1 January 2012

Two people have been rescued from a partially submerged car in the Waimana River in Bay of Plenty.

Police say the people in the car had ignored warning signs and tried to drive through flood waters.

They managed to get out of their car and were helped to safety. They have now been airlifted to Whakatane hospital.