A man was accidentally shot in the stomach with a speargun at Ti Point on Sunday, July 3.
A Leigh Volunteer Fire Brigade spokesman who attended the incident says the man and a friend were diving at the popular dive spot.
The incident happened out of the water, when the man was accidentally shot by his companion.
The protruding bolt was cut by the first responders but not removed, and the man was flown by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter to Auckland City Hospital in a serious condition.
It isn’t known where the men were from, but the brigade spokesperson said they were not local.