Person missing in water at Glenorchy - report

A police spokeswoman said police were contacted at 3.15pm about an incident near Benmore Pl in...
A police spokeswoman said police were contacted at 3.15pm about an incident near Benmore Pl in Glenorchy. Photo: Getty Images/File
A search and rescue operation is underway to locate a missing fisherman on Lake Wakatipu, at Glenorchy.

A police spokeswoman said police were contacted at 3.15pm about an incident near Benmore Pl.

One person had reportedly gone into the lake while fishing, she said.

"Every support possible has been summoned."

He was reported missing by a friend, who was fishing a short distance away. 

The Coastguard was on their way and a rescue helicopter was on standby. 

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