Fatal rafting incident

Fatal rafting incident


A guide has died following a commercial rafting incident on the Shotover River near Queenstown.

A raft overturned in the river near Toilet Rapids this morning.

There were five other people in the raft at the time and they were uninjured.

Police were called to the scene at around 11.24am.

Police are working with Maritime New Zealand and the rafting company to determine what has occurred.

Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this time.

The death has been referred to the Coroner.


Issued by the Police Media Centre