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Lake safety/dangers

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I've become accustomed to reading about trampers being rescued every few days, but this article about two Lake Wanaka rescues this past week is a reminder to be adequately prepared and cautious when venturing onto NZ lakes. I found this DIY adventure almost incredible. "On Wednesday a South American couple were rescued from the middle of the lake after venturing offshore in a plastic dinghy with just a willow branch for a paddle and no life jackets." NZ has amazing emergency rescue services, but this is no reason for some people to take such risks.
https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/wanaka/visitors-need-know-lake-dangers

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