27 Dec 2015

Boy died after being hit by boat

1:32 pm on 27 December 2015

A 12-year-old boy who died after falling off a sea biscuit yesterday was struck by another boat.

Blue Lake, near the town of Saint Bathans in Central Otago

The boy was on the water at Blue Lake near the town of Saint Bathans (file). Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0

The boy was being towed on a biscuit behind a boat on Blue Lake in Central Otago when he fell off.

He was then stuck by another boat, and died later of his injuries in hospital.

The police were conducting a scene examination today to determine the exact circumstances of the accident.

They urged people to take necessary safety precautions on the water this summer.

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