Boat driver out of ICU

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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 boat operator who collapsed at the wheel of his pleasure craft, which then hit a Gisborne harbour wall, is out of intensive care in Gisborne Hospital.

The 41-year-old man suffered what was described as a medical condition moments before his 8m aluminium boat slammed into the Gisborne harbour wharf on Sunday.

A hospital spokesman said the man was taken out of the ICU yesterday afternoon, and was in a general ward. Two girls on the boat with him suffered minor injuries and were treated and discharged from hospital on Sunday night.

- Gisborne Herald

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