Jetboat incident, West Coast – name release

The jetboater missing on the Kumara River on the West Coast is believed to be 29-year-old Daniel McLellan-Skeggs, from Christchurch.

The search for Mr McLellan-Skeggs has today been temporarily suspended due to conditions on the river. The Police National Dive Squad is not actively searching today, nor are any land-based crews.

The search will be reassessed tomorrow.

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