Two people were flown to the Lakes District Hospital
yesterday after a collision between two commercial boats near
The incident took place about 2pm and Queenstown
harbourmaster Marty Black said it was highly likely Maritime
New Zealand would be investigating further.
Mr Black could not comment further at this stage.
St John Ambulance communication officer Kelvin Perriman said
one male and one female were airlifted to hospital with minor
injuries by the Lakes District Rescue Helicopter. They were
in stable condition.
Queenstown police received a call at the time of the incident
but did not attend the scene, Sergeant Phil Hamlin said. The
female had complained of a sore neck and was flown to
hospital as a precautionary measure.
Maritime New Zealand spokesman Steve Rendle confirmed the two
boats were owned by Dart River Safaris. One was carrying
passengers and the other was empty.