Driver of vehicle in lake near Castle Hill in Canterbury just fishing
A long drive by police eager to help a motorist whose vehicle was reported to be partially submerged in a Canterbury lake has proved fruitless – the driver was just out fishing.
A police spokesman said police, fire and ambulance were called to go to the vehicle, which was seen in a lake near the intersection of Lyndon and West Coast roads, by Lake Lyndon.
But when police arrived on Monday morning, after a 65 kilometre trip up Porter's Pass to the Castle Hill area from West Melton, the driver told them their help was not needed as he was just fishing.
The incident was reported by a member of the public about 7.40am.