Girl dies after boat capsizes

Last updated 15:01 15/01/2014

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A girl has died after a boat capsized near Surat Bay in the Catlins today.

Balclutha police and the Dunedin rescue helicopter were called to Surat Bay in the Catlins at about 1.30pm today following a boat capsize.

Three people were onboard.

Two men made it back to shore and reported that a teenage girl was missing.

Initial reports were that the girl was on shore being attended to by emergency services, but police have since confirmed she had died.

 

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