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Statement From NZONE Skydive

Statement From NZONE Skydive
Incident at Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, New Zealand

10 January 2018

A search operation is underway for a missing man following a skydiving incident in New Zealand this afternoon.

The incident happened at Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown.

The highly experienced instructor, who has completed thousands of jumps, was completing a tandem jump with a male customer when they landed in a body of water.

One male is being treated at the Lakes District Hospital for minor injuries and is in a stable condition, and the search continues for the other person.

Skydiving operations at NZONE have been suspended while the search is being conducted. Appropriate authorities are conducting an investigation.


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