Drowning - Papanui Inlet, Otago Peninsula
Drowning - Papanui Inlet, Otago
Police are currently investigating a boating
accident which occurred at Papanui Inlet on the Otago
Peninsula, north of Dunedin at about 2.00pm on Tuesday, 29th
The two occupants of an aluminium dinghy
capsized in the inlet, with both being thrown into the
water. One of the occupants was able to hold onto a buoy,
but the other encountered difficulties while in the water.
Assistance was given by witnesses, however this second
person was not able to be revived.
including the Otago rescue helicopter were involved, with
the surviving boat occupant being treated for suspected
water inhalation at Dunedin Public Hospital.
enquiries suggest that life jackets were not worn or
Details of the deceased will be released once
next of kin have been advised.
The matter is being
referred to the Coroner.
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