20 Apr 2009

Man charged over death of girl on lake

10:13 am on 20 April 2009

Police in Taupo have confirmed they will charge a Wellington man over the death of a girl at Lake Taupo in January.

Genevieve Lewis, aged nine, was fatally injured when she was run over by a boat while waterskiiing on the lake.

Detective Senior Sergeant Todd Pearce says the man, 33, will face a charge under the Maritime Transport Act of dangerous activity in a boat casuing unneccessary danger to others.

He is due to appear at the Taupo District Court on Tuesday morning.