Water rescue operation underway in Waitaki
Police has launched a search following a report of a boat
overturning on the Waitaki River near Duntroon.
received the report at 2:25pm from two people who had walked
some distance to get help after the fishing boat they were
on overturned about 11am.
One person is reportedly missing
in the water.
The two others have been transported to
Oamaru Hospital in a moderate condition.
A helicopter and
four jet boats have been deployed and the boat has now been
LandSAR is being deployed from North Otago to
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