Man dies in West Coast boating accident

  • 03/09/2016

A man has died after the boat he was in capsized at the mouth of the Hokitika River.

The accident happened shortly after 1pm on Saturday, police say.

The boat tipped over in swells at the mouth of the West Coast river.

Another man made it safely to shore, where he was treated for shock.

Both were wearing life-jackets when the boat flipped.

The matter has been referred to the coroner.