A group of kayakers have made it safely back to shore after "struggling" on Lake Rotorua this evening.

Police were called to a water rescue from Arnold St, Ngongotahā at 7pm after kayakers were seen 400 to 500m off the shore.

A police media spokeswoman said reports suggested one or two of the four kayakers had fallen out and were "struggling". She said they were wearing life jackets.

A motorised kayak went out to help but the spokeswoman said it appeared after some time the group had managed to get themselves back to shore.

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Nobody was injured.