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One Missing After Two Skydivers Crash Landed In Lake Wakatipu (Updated)

Jan 10, 2018
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UPDATE #2:  Wed 10th 6:40pm

A Police co-ordinated water and air search for a missing male skydiver on Lake Wakatipu was suspended at about 4.40pm.

A shoreline search involving LandSAR and the Coastguard will continue until about 6.30pm tonight.

Emergency services are looking for the skydiver who was in a tandem jump.

The other person, also a man, has been recovered and was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

All searching will be suspended overnight and Police will make an assessment on the situation from 9am tomorrow.

UPDATE #1:

A Police co-ordinated response to a water rescue on Lake Wakatipu is ongoing.

Emergency services were contacted at 1.42pm with a report that two skydivers had landed in the lake, near Jack’s Point.

We have now ascertained that this was a tandem jump involving two males.

One person has been recovered from the water and taken to hospital with minor injuries.

A search is under way for the other person.

This involves the Coastguard, the Harbourmaster, water taxis and helicopters.

WorkSafe has also been informed.

Emergency services are responding to a water rescue on Lake Wakatipu.

After being alerted at 1.42pm, Police responded to a report of two skydivers landing in the lake, near Jack’s Point.

Both the Coastguard and the Harbourmaster have been informed.

Emergency services are now on the lake.

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