25th April, 4.20pm a canoe with 4 people aboard capsizes in Sumner Bay. A member of the public alerts Police who task Sumner Lifeboat to assist. Hamilton Jet Rescue with 3 volunteer crew aboard responds and plucks three people from the sea. They are taken to the Christchurch Yacht Club where an ambulance is waiting to take them to hospital as they were suffering from hypothermia. The fourth person had swum to shore.