A Dunedin doctor sparked an emergency callout yesterday
afternoon after his kayak drifted away, leaving him stuck on
an island in Lake Dunstan.
Constable Doug Winter, of Cromwell, said the 61-year-old man
paddled out to the island for a day of fishing near the
wetlands area of the lake.
He tethered his kayak but the wind came up and it drifted
A resident heard the man's calls for help and a second person
spotted the upturned kayak drifting down the lake, sparking
two calls to emergency services about 5pm.
The man and his kayak were picked up by residents in boats.
The Clyde Coastguard was called but stood down. An ambulance
was also called as a precaution but the man did not require