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One dead after jet boat crash in Hawea Flat

Author
NZ Herald,
Section
Emergency,
Publish Date
Sunday, 24 February 2019, 2:29PM
Police and emergency services rushed to the Hawea Flat area after reports of the crash. (Photo / James Allan)
Police and emergency services rushed to the Hawea Flat area after reports of the crash. (Photo / James Allan)

One person has been flown to Dunedin Hospital in a moderate condition after a jet boat crash north of Wanaka.

Police and emergency services rushed to the Hawea Flat area after reports of the crash.

Initial reports showed two people were involved in the 1.30pm crash.

It is understood the crash happened on the Clutha River.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) spokesman confirmed they were assisting other emergency services at the scene.

Maritime New Zealand has been notified of the incident.

It comes after a jet boat crashed on a remote part of Queenstown's Shotover River on Saturday.

Ten people were on board the boat when it crashed into rocks, injuring nine.

Two passengers remained in hospital this morning while the remaining passengers were discharged yesterday.

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