Guide dies in rafting mishap near Queenstown

Update: 4:17PM OTAGO: A GUIDE died yesterday following a commercial rafting incident on the Shotover River near Queenstown.

New Zealand Police said a raft overturned in the river near Toilet Rapids yesterday morning.

The NZPF reported that there were five other people in the raft at the time and they were uninjured.

Police said they were called to the scene at around 11.24am.

“Police are working with Maritime New Zealand and the rafting company to determine what had occurred,” NZPF said.

The death has been referred to the Coroner.