29 Jan 2013

One killed after dinghy capsizes in Otago

7:27 pm on 29 January 2013

One person is dead and another is recovering after a dinghy capsized near Dunedin.

Police were called to Papanui Inlet on the Otago Peninsula about 2pm on Tuesday.

Senior Sergeant Kelvin Lloyd says one person was unable to be revived.

The other person was flown by rescue helicopter to Dunedin Hospital and treated for water inhalation.

Mr Lloyd says life jackets were not on the dinghy and the incident has been referred to the Coroner.