9 Dec 2017

Man dead after falling from jet ski

4:22 pm on 9 December 2017

A man has died after falling off his jet ski in the mouth of the Waimakariri River just north of Christchurch.

Kairaki Beach

File photo of Kairaki Beach and the river mouth. Photo: RNZ / Cosmo Kentish-Barnes

Emergency Services were called to Kairaki Beach shortly after 1pm.

The police said local surf lifesavers and the coastguard tried to help the man.

He was pulled from the water by helicopter and taken to hospital, but he died a short time later.

The death has been referred to the coroner.