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Monday, February 4

A Pukekohe man's being hailed as a hero by police, who say he almost certainly saved a drowning teenager at a surf beach last night. Brendon Pooley was at Kariotahi Beach near Waiuku with his family when the alarm was raised over three young men who'd been swept out to sea as darkness fell. One managed to get back to shore - Mr Pooley went in with his body board and his wife drove to the top of the coastal hills to get phone reception to call for help.

Photo by Thinkstock Feb 4, 2013

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