A 16-year-old Mount Maunganui man is stable in Waikato Hospital after suffering burns when the boat he was on caught fire on Lake Rotoiti at the weekend.
The 6m boat carrying four people including the Mount Maunganui teen caught fire just offshore of Otaramarae Bay at about 10.30am on Sunday.
The four people, and two dogs were rescued from the boat by nearby boaties by the time Emergency services arrived.
The Mount Maunganui teen suffered moderate burns to his lower legs.
Northern Fire Communications shift manager Scott Osmond says two fire appliances responded as well as the Rotorua Coastguard.
“Crews boarded boats in the area, including the Coastguard boat, to put the fire out.”
Scott says the fire is not being treated as suspicious.
The teenager was taken to Rotorua Hospital and later transferred to Waikato Hospital.
A hospital spokesperson says the teenager is in a stable condition in a ward.