Man hospitalised after climbing and snapping Wellington's Len Lye waterfront sculpture

Source: 1News

A man has been taken to hospital with suspected head injuries after attempting to climb a sculpture before breaking it in Wellington today.

Wellington City Council is investigating the incident after a man scaled a Len Lye waterfront sculpture and broke it this afternoon.

In a video posted to social media the man is seen dangling along the sculpture, before it snaps.

The man has since been taken to hospital where he is in a stable condition.

The 'Wind Whirler' is a motorised pole which emits water from jets set into its length as it rotates to create patterns. It isn't currently operational and is undergoing maintenance.

The area is now cordoned off.

A council spokesperson told 1 NEWS a team is working with police in regards to the incident.