Guilty pleas indicated over jetski crash

The search for Bishop's body. Photo / Rotorua Daily Post
The search for Bishop's body. Photo / Rotorua Daily Post

Lawyers today indicated that two Rotorua high school students would plead guilty to charges arising from the death of a fellow student in a jetski accident on Lake Okareka, near Rotorua.

In January Bishop Thompson, 17, fell off a jetski being driven by a friend and was subsequently struck by another jetski and killed.

Ricardo Maaka and Teimana Harrison, both 18, appeared before a registrar in Rotorua District Court accused of operating a craft in a manner likely to cause unnecessary danger to any person or property.

They were remanded at large for diversion to be considered and will re-appear in court on March 17.


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