Former All Blacks crash jet boat in Fiordland

Luckily no one was injured, though the fuel drum tore a large hole in the side of the boat.
Luckily no one was injured, though the fuel drum tore a large hole in the side of the boat. Photo credit: Facebook/Wairaurahiri Wilderness Jet

Former All Blacks Robbie Deans and Justin Marshall have crashed while jet boating in the South Island.

The men were spending a day on the Wairaurahiri River in Fiordland National Park when they ran into a floating fuel drum.

Luckily no one was injured, though the fuel drum tore a large hole in the side of the boat.

"It's just one of those things that happens when jet boating," Mr Marshall told NZME.

The local helicopter was flown in to remove the boat off the riverbank, Wairaurahiri Wilderness Jet owner Paul Roff said in a post on Facebook.

"As we were boating back up stream from the Waitutu Lodge we noted a fuel drum floating down the river."

"We slowed down and picked it up, then a bag of clothes, then a sleeping bag, another bag of clothes, but when a seat out of a jet boat arrived my thoughts changed to 'this is bloody serious'."

Mr Roff told NZME accidents happen on the river once or twice a year.

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