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New Zealand kayak accident leaves two tourists dead

September 25, 2015 6:45 pm

Two foreign tourists have died while kayaking on a lake in New Zealand’s South Island after being hit by strong winds that tipped them into the cold water.

Nine others were rescued in the incident at Lake Tekapo, a popular tourist destination.

Those rescued are suffering from hypothermia and some have been taken to hospital, police said in a statement.

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All of the group were wearing life jackets.

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