Emergency services responding to calls that a plane had
crashed in North Canterbury this morning have discovered it
was a Google wifi balloon.
Police, St John ambulance, a Westpac Rescue Helicopter and a
lifeboat were scrambled to the scene after a call from a
member of the public around 11.30am.
They were sent to a remote location near Nape Nape, east of
Police also received reports of a Google wifi balloon going
down in the area around the same time.
Officers on the scene confirmed to Southern police
communications that it was in fact a balloon.
There are no injuries.
Emergency services are now returning to base.
The balloons carry wifi connections for people in remote
locations to get a high speed internet connection.