Injuries in boating incident on Lake Wakatipu

Several people have been taken to Lakes District Hospital with minor injuries following a boating incident on Lake Wakatipu this afternoon.

A police spokeswoman said police and St John staff were alerted about 1pm, after a small boat appeared to hit rocks on the lake side near the Devil’s Staircase on State Highway 6.

Several other boats assisted in taking the occupants to a waiting ambulance and the damaged boat was towed to a nearby wharf.

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