Jetboat crash in Queenstown

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There have been several jetboat crashes on South Island rivers over the past year. Photo credit: Newshub.

A jetboat has crashed in the Kawerau River near Queenstown, leaving people with minor injuries.

Reports say it appeared the boat became beached just after 11am near State Highway 6. One person was hospitalised.

There have been several jetboat crashes on South Island rivers over the past year.

One person died in Fiordland National Park in March 2019 after their boat crashed on the Hollyford River.

Another crash in February on the Shotover River injured nine of the 10 passengers onboard.

The front of the crashed boat.
The front of the crashed boat. Photo credit: Newshub.
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