25th February 10:01 PM
Jetboat crash injures 5 people in New Zealand
By Navitalai Naivalurua
Sunday 26/01/2020
A commercial Go Orange jetboat has crashed on the Kawarau River near Queenstown, injuring five people. [image: nzherald]

Five people suffered minor injuries after the commercial jetboat they were traveling in crashed in the Kawaru River in Central Otago, New Zealand yesterday morning.

A police spokesperson says that the boat had become beached and a few people in the boat suffered minor injuries.

The crash happened at 11.05am yesterday at a point near State Highway 6.

The jetboat belongs to the commercial company Go Orange.

There have also been several jetboat crashes on South Island rivers in last year where one person died after a crash on the Hollyford River on the Fiordland National park last March, and another person died in a jet boat crash near Wanaka Airport last February.

Nine people were also injured in a jet boat crash on Queenstown's Shotover River in Skippers Canyon on February 23 last year where ten people were on board the boat.

The passengers were part of a group of tourists from Thailand and Canada.

[source: nzherald]

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