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Members of the public rescue swimmer at Flatts Bridge

A man swimming in the Flatts Inlet was rescued by members of the public at the weekend after he was caught in a strong current.

According to a Police spokesman, at around 3pm on Saturday marine police responded to a the incident near Flatts Bridge.

It is believed the man jumped into the water at the nearby Flatts dock and was caught by the current, which pulled him under the bridge.

Three people — one swimming, one on a paddle board and a third on a kayak, rescued the man, bringing him to shore.

He was later taken to King Edward VII Memorial to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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Published June 18, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated June 18, 2013 at 12:04 am)

Members of the public rescue swimmer at Flatts Bridge

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