Three men were rescued this morning after spending a cold night on the banks of a West Coast river.
Their jet boat broke down on the Taramakau River, south east of Greymouth last night but bad weather meant a helicopter was unable to reach them
The rescue follows another incident on Monday night, when two men had to be rescued from a flooded river in Haast Pass.
West Coast Area Commander Inspector John Canning said the rescues highlighted the need to check weather conditions before heading into the outdoors.
Mr Canning said rivers on the West Coast could rise quickly and become lethal, with logs and other debris being washed down.