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Published: 2016-02-10 00:00:00

Waikato Regional Council’s maritime services team is appealing for witnesses to help unpick how an 11-year-old girl was injured in a jetski mishap at Tuakau on Sunday.

After liaising with police, council harbourmasters say they have little to go on regards what actually happened in the incident which led to the girl being hospitalised.

“We’d really appreciate hearing from any members of the public who have information about exactly what’s occurred,” said maritime services team leader Richard Barnett.

“This was a serious incident and we’d like to get to the bottom of what’s happened so we can take whatever action is appropriate having full regard to the circumstances.”

The girl was injured at about 7.30pm on Sunday on the Waikato River near the Les Batkin Reserve at Tuakau.

Witnesses are asked to contact harbourmaster Chris Bredenbeck on 07 859 2724 or 027 677 2107. Email him on

“We have an open mind about what’s happened in this case,” said Mr Barnett.