One dead, one critical after jetboat crash

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 Hastings helicopter.

"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 a jetboat.

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