A person is dead after a boat-related incident in Canterbury this morning.
Police said inquiries were under way to establish how the person died in the incident, which happened in Kaiapoi.
A spokeswoman said police were notified about the incident around 7.30am.
"We can confirm that it's not a drowning incident," the spokeswoman said.
The boat was found on the Waimakariri River around 8am, she said.
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North Canterbury Coastguard president Logan Pryce said a rescue vessel was sent to aid police rescue efforts this morning.
"The crew was involved in the operation for a few hours," Pryce said.
He referred further queries to police, who said inquiries into were incident were ongoing.
The death had been referred to the coroner.