Father and son trapped under jet boat

A 21-year-old man and his father have been injured after becoming trapped under a jet boat which had rolled on a Hawkes Bay river today.

The pair were found five nautical miles north of Maraekakaho, 23km west of Hastings, on the Ngaruroro River, a Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter spokeswoman said.

The 21-year-old most the most seriously injured, and suffered suspected back, neck and abdominal injuries.

Both men were flown by rescue helicopter to Hawke's Bay Regional Hospital for further treatment.


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