Central Otago Boating Incident

Central Otago Boating Incident



Central Otago Police are continuing today to investigate the death of a 12 year old boy on Blue Lake, St Bathans yesterday.  The boy was being towed on a biscuit behind a boat when he was struck by another boat.


A scene examination is taking place today and it is expected further enquiries in the coming days will determine the exact circumstances of what has taken place.  The boys name is expected to be released later.


Police would wish to offer their sympathy to the family of the boy at this tragic time.


Police also want to remind all boat users out on the water this summer to take all necessary safety precautions before and on the water this summer.