5 injured after jetboat ‘seashores’ on Queenstown river


The Go Orange jetboat reportedly had 24 people on board when the incident happened. (File photo)

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The Go Orange jetboat reportedly had 24 folks on board when the incident occurred. (File photograph)

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5 folks have minor accidents after a jetboat crash close to Queenstown.

Police had been referred to as shortly after 11am on Sunday to experiences of a jetboat crash on the Kawarau River, a spokeswoman stated. The jetboat, reportedly with 24 folks on board, was operated by Go Orange, a spokeswoman confirmed. 

A police spokeswoman stated the crash occurred reverse Chard Farm close to the AJ Hackett bungy soar bridge.

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Hearth and Emergency New Zealand shift supervisor Daniel Reilly stated crews from Arrowtown and Frankton had been on the scene, which was on the Queenstown facet of the bridge.

A St John spokeswoman stated she understood 24 folks had been on the boat on the time.

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The jetboat crashed on the Kawarau River, which runs into Lake Wakatipu. (File photo)

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The jetboat crashed on the Kawarau River, which runs into Lake Wakatipu. (File photograph)

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Two ambulance crews had been responding, she stated. The spokeswoman stated it was too early to supply any affected person situation updates, however stated there was no indication of any severe accidents.

St John employees could be assessing everybody on the boat and offering medical remedy the place required.

Final February, 9 folks had been injured when a jetboat operated by Skippers Canyon Jet crashed into a wall in Skippers Canyon.

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