One person is dead and another critically injured after a
high-speed crash on a river in the Hawkes Bay.
An ambulance spokesman said emergency services were called to
the Ngaruroro River near Flaxmere about noon today.
"Ambulance was called to a boat that had crashed, we believe
into some trees. We responded with a road ambulance and the
"There we found one person deceased and the other with
critical injuries. The critically injured was transferred to
Hawkes Bay Regional Hospital."
The spokesperson said he had been told the crashed vessel was