One dead after jet boat crash in Fiordland

A person has died after suffering fatal injuries in a jet boat crash in Southland.

The tragedy took place on the Hollyford River in Fiordland National Park on Monday night. Police were called to the scene at about 8:45pm.

Another person is understood to have sustained serious injuries in the collision.

Police are carrying out an investigation into the death on behalf of the Coroner.

The incident comes after a spate of jet boat incidents in recent months.

In late February, Christchurch man Cameron Moore died when his boat careened up a steep bank during the Otago Rivers Jet Boat Race.

That followed an incident a few days earlier in Queenstown, which saw nine tourists injured in a crash on the upper Shotover River.


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