2 Jan 2012

Five injured in boat crash

7:07 pm on 2 January 2012

Five people were injured when two boats collided on Lake Middleton in the South Island on Monday afternoon.

Police say one boat was towing a water skier and the other a ski biscuit when the collision occurred after 2pm.

They say the drivers failed to see each other until the last second.

A three-year-old has been flown to hospital with a head injury and a 67-year-old also needed to be checked medically.

Three others were taken to hospital by ambulance with suspected broken bones.