Man rescued from lake

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A man was taken to hospital in a serious condition after getting into trouble in Lake Wakatipu last night.

A police spokeswoman said a man was seen about 100 metres off-shore, near the Queenstown Gardens walkway, yelling for help at about 6pm.

He was picked up by a commercial jetboat and taken to shore about ten minutes later.

The man was taken to Lakes District Hospital in a serious condition just before 7pm, she said.