A man in his 50s is dead after an inflatable raft capsized on
the Waiohine River at the foot of the Tararua Ranges this
Wairarapa Police said two others in the boat were safe.
The incident occurred near a swing bridge just after 3pm.
Members of the public heard calls for help and contacted
police, who responded with the support of the Westpac Rescue
A woman made it safety immediately and a second won was
rescued just after 5pm by a jetboat.