One critically injured after boating incident at Lake Benmore

Lake Benmore. Photo: ODT files
Lake Benmore. Photo: ODT files
A man has been transported by helicopter to Dunedin Hospital in a critical condition after a boat hit a tree at Lake Benmore.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman said it was notified at 2.27pm.

A crew from the Otematata station met the boat at the boat ramp and assisted one person who had sustained injuries to his face and head.

A St John Spokeswoman said one ambulance and one helicopter attended.

The injured person was transported to Dunedin Hospital by helicopter in critical condition.

A police spokeswoman said they assisted other emergency services at the scene, near Loch Laird Rd.

oscar.francis@odt.co.nz

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