A truck driver has been rescued with the assistance of rafts
and kayaks after plunging in to the Buller River.
The un-laden logging truck crashed off State Highway 6 and in
to the river around 10am today near Murchison, Tasman Police
spokeswoman Barbara Dunn said.
Ms Dunn said the driver was trapped in the cab in a metre of
‘‘There are rafting and kayaking operations in the area and
they have been assisting with a rescue," she said.
Police, fire service and a rescue helicopter were at the
scene, and when the driver reached shore he would be taken to
hospital, Ms Dunn said.
The truck came off the road about 3km north of Murchison.