Water rescue underway on Lake Wakatipu

Both the Coastguard and the Harbourmaster have been informed.

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.


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