5 Jan 2016

Woman killed in West Coast river crossing named

5:58 pm on 5 January 2016

The woman who died crossing a West Coast river on Sunday has been named as Isabel Frances Rivett.

The 32-year-old from Christchurch was crossing the Deception River in the Otira Valley when she was swept downstream.

Her four friends found her about one kilometre downstream and performed CPR, but Ms Rivett died at the scene.