A private vessel and helicopter were in the area at the time of the accident, and were able to rescue the instructor within approximately 20 minutes of the two men landing in the lake. "The close-knit community of Queenstown has rallied behind them during this hard time".
Ritter said skydiving was a risky activity but NZONE did everything it could to mitigate those risks.
He said it was "far too early to determine" the cause but investigators would look at the parachute, compliance with regulation, certification, training and the people involved as well as weather conditions - it was a windy day in Queenstown yesterday.
The TAIC investigation could take a year, Mr Stephenson said.
Skydiving company NZONE's executive director Anthony Ritter told a news conference this afternoon he was devastated by happened and they were giving police their full assistance.
The company involved in the jump, Queenstown-based NZONE Skydive, described the instructor as highly experienced and having completed thousands of jumps.
A GoPro camera that had been strapped to the tandem master's wrist was salvaged and given to police.
It's the second incident for the business in less than a year after a crash-landing last January.
"We are among the most heavily regulated skydiving environments in the world, ensuring all skydiving operations have robust safety processes and procedures which are audited and approved by the Civil Aviation Authority". It voluntarily suspended local operations immediately after the incident.
He said they had not considered yet when they would reopen.
Experience Co also runs Skydive Mission Beach and at least 16 other skydiving operations in Australia.
Lake Wakatipu, with Kelvin Heights in the background.
It set off a chain of events involving two of his colleagues on land that resulted in the miraculous water rescue of a dazed skydive instructor who had just plunged into the icy waters of Lake Wakatipu.
However, Otago Lakes Central Area Commander Inspector Olaf Jensen, said the instructor's survival relied on a quick response from rescuers. Mr Jensen said the man was in New Zealand on his own.
The Police National Dive Squad will arrive in Queenstown over the weekend to assess conditions, as well as the viability of using sonar equipment to assist with locating and recovering the body.
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