Jet skier crashes into rocks

00:39, Dec 31 2012

A 45-year-old man suffered serious chest injuries when he crashed a jet ski into the rocks at a South Canterbury lake.

A Westpac Rescue Helicopter spokesman said they were alerted to the incident at the head waters of Lake Aviemore, about 5.30pm.

He said the Christchurch man, who was not wearing a life jacket or helmet, also sustained "nasty lacerations" and broke his arm.

He was flown to Christchurch Hospital.

He apparently hit the rocks at about 60 or 70km/h. The jet ski was "totalled", he said.

The spokesman said it was unclear how the incident occurred.


The Press