26 Jan 2024

Person dead after leap from crane in Wellington harbour

From Checkpoint, 5:13 pm on 26 January 2024

A person's died after leaping from a crane, more than 30 metres high into Wellington harbour.

The steam powered crane is on the Hikitia, which is an old ship that is permanently docked on the Capital's waterfront.

Several years ago another person died when they leapt off the crane into the water in a stunt gone wrong.

The Hikitia's owned by Wellington's Maritime Heritage trust; trustee Malcolm McGregor was at the wharf shortly after today's incident.