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Four people flipped out of boat near Queenstown

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Rescue Helicopter searches at Kawarau Gorge in Gibbston Valley. Photo / James Allen

Four young people have been found after a boat tipped in the Kawarau Gorge in Gibbston Valley just before 3pm today.

Police and rescue staff at Kawarau Gorge in Gibbston Valley. Photo / James Allen
Police and rescue staff at Kawarau Gorge in Gibbston Valley. Photo / James Allen

Rescue Helicopter searches at Kawarau Gorge in Gibbston Valley for the people who flipped out of their boat. Photo / James Allen
Rescue Helicopter searches at Kawarau Gorge in Gibbston Valley for the people who flipped out of their boat. Photo / James Allen

In a statement, police said four people were tipped out during the incident.

Police at the incident at Kawarau Gorge in Gibbston Valley. Photo / James Allen
Police at the incident at Kawarau Gorge in Gibbston Valley. Photo / James Allen

Rescue Helicopter making it's way to Kawarau Gorge in Gibbston Valley. Photo / James Allen
Rescue Helicopter making it’s way to Kawarau Gorge in Gibbston Valley. Photo / James Allen

Two people were found in a river bed downstream and one at the Kawarau Gorge suspension bridge.

Rescue Helicopter searches at Kawarau Gorge in Gibbston Valley. Photo / James Allen
Rescue Helicopter searches at Kawarau Gorge in Gibbston Valley. Photo / James Allen

One person has been transported to hospital.

More to come.



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