Constable Timothy Coudret talks to a group of jet-boaters
after their boat broke down on the Taieri River, at Outram
Glen, Dunedin, last night. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
A trip up the Taieri River did not go to plan for a group
of jet-boaters yesterday after they ended up having to paddle
The group of four hit a snag when their boat clipped a rock,
cutting power to the engine, driver Mark Davie said.
After they were overdue for their planned return, police were
called and search and rescue co-ordinator Senior Sergeant
Brian Benn was prepared for action.
However, he was pleased the group was safe, and able to have
a "dry day".
He asked others planning on enjoying waterways over the long
weekend to be prepared, carry all necessary equipment, wear
life vests, and stay safe.