Woman hospitalised after near-drowning on Lake Wakatipu


A Queenstown kite-surfer was airlifted to hospital after nearly drowning on Lake Wakatipu last night. 

The 22-year-old got into trouble about 6pm near Glenorchy. 

“She was kite-surfing and she’s ended up in the water for a short space of time,” St John Wakatipu boss Alana Reid says. 

Glenorchy’s first response team was on the scene before the woman was transferred by Lakes District Air 
Rescue Trust helicopter to Lakes District Hospital in Frankton. 

She was held overnight in hospital.