"Child Drowns in Lake Wakatipu"
A two-year-old child has drowned this afternoon in Lake Wakatipu at Queenstown.
Shortly after midday today a Kelvin Heights resident contacted Police to report that her two-year-old daughter had
wandered off and couldn't be located.
Police immediately went to the area and began a search along the Lake Wakatipu foreshore in the area of Peninsula Road
in Kelvin Heights, Queenstown.
At around 12.45pm, Police located the child face down in Lake Wakatipu about 100 metres from where she had last been
In spite of the best attempts at CPR by both Police and St John Ambulance the child did not regain consciousness.
There are a number of private jetties and shoreline vegetation such as trees and shrubs in the vicinity where the child
The matter has now been referred to the coroner and the child's family is being supported by friends, relatives and
The child's name will not be released until next of kin are advised.