Joined: 28 Oct 2006 Posts: 1644 Location: On the rocks
Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:42 am Post subject:
This is very sad to hear.....condolences to all the friends and family. The racers did not run leg 3 and took the next day off. They will resume racing tomorrow.
Marathon - leg 2 marred with tragedy
It is with deep sadness we must acknowledge the loss of one of our jet boat racing family today in an incident on the Waimakariri river during the upstream leg at approximately 10.30am this morning.
Details of exactly how the incident happened are subject of Police Investigation but we can confirm it occurred in the braided section of the river about ten to fifteen minutes above the area known as ‘the pylons’. At this stage we are unable to provide further details or the name of the person involved until next of kin have been notified.
The New Zealand Jet Boat River Racing Association is working directly with Canterbury Police and we will provide further information the moment we are in a position to do so.
Our heart felt condolences go out to the families of everyone involved at this very difficult time.
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