Seven rescued after boating incident off Stewart Island

Stewart Island.
Stewart Island. Photo credit: Getty

Seven people have been rescued after a boating incident offshore of Stewart Island. 

The incident took place shortly before 2pm, near Fresh Water Bay.

A police statement said all were treated for various levels of hypothermia, and two have been flown to Southland Hospital in a moderate condition.

Police would assist Maritime New Zealand to investigate the incident, the statement said.

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