2 Jul 2010

Three safely rescued after jetboat flips

8:02 pm on 2 July 2010

Police in Canterbury say three people had to be rescued after a jetboat flipped over in the Waimakariri river on Friday.

The Westpac rescue helicopter was flown to the scene after one person was swept away at about 5.45pm.

Police have confirmed that all the boat's occupants have been rescued unharmed.

A rescue helicopter spokesperson, Simon Duncan, says it appears the jetboat became grounded in shallow water.