18 Oct 2019

One missing after boat overturns on Waitaki River

6:50 pm on 18 October 2019

One person is missing and two others have been injured after a boat overturned on the Waitaki River this afternoon.

13228529 - waitaki river, kurow, new zealand

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Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 2.30pm, following a report that a boat carrying three people was in trouble close to Black Point in the Waitaki District.

Two people made it to shore, but emergency services are searching for the third.

Two people walked hours after making it to shore but emergency services are searching for the third.

A St John spokesperson said the two people with moderate injuries were being taken to Oamaru Hospital.

A helicopter and four jet boats are searching for the missing person and have located the boat.

The spokesperson said the boat has not been located and LandSAR have been advised.