Man still in ICU after power boat crash

By Gisborne Herald staff

The boat hit the wharf with considerable force, breaking one of the wooden piles, and getting hooked up underneath in the superstructure of the wharf. Photo / Gisborne Herald
The boat hit the wharf with considerable force, breaking one of the wooden piles, and getting hooked up underneath in the superstructure of the wharf. Photo / Gisborne Herald

A man injured in a pleasure boat crash in the Gisborne harbour on Sunday afternoon remains in the intensive care unit at Gisborne Hospital.

The 41-year-old man had what St John staff described as a medical condition just before the boat went out of control, sped up and crashed into the dockside.

A hospital spokesman said this morning he was in a stable condition.

The man and two 12-year-old girls with him, who were also injured, were lifted off the boat by firemen.

The girls were discharged from hospital on Sunday evening.

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