| 19.01,20. 10:23 PM |
Two people dead, two seriously injured after dinghies collide on Finniss River
Paramedics rushed to the scene, but two of the men were unable to be revived. (9News)
Two people are dead and two others seriously injured after two dinghies collided on the Finniss River in South Australia.
Emergency services were called to the boat ramp off Tonkin Road in Finniss, an hour south of Adelaide, just before 4pm today.
It's understood that an aluminium dinghy crashed into an inflatable dinghy on a bend in the river near the boat ramp.
There were two people aboard each dinghy at the time.
The operator of the inflatable dinghy – a 37-year-old Sellicks Hill man – died at the scene, while his passenger – a 42-year-old Yankalilla woman – was airlifted to Flinders Medical Centre with serious spinal injuries.
The passenger from the aluminium dinghy – a 40-year-old man from Murray Bridge – also died at the scene, while the dinghy's operator sustained serious head injuries and was transported to the same medical centre by ambulance.
Police are calling on the two people who were fishing at the boat ramp at the time and assisted paramedics to contact them.
Emergency services remain at the scene tonight as they work to establish what caused the collision.
Police will be preparing a report for the State Coroner.