Police and emergency services have launched a search for a person missing after a boat overturned in a Gisborne river this afternoon.
Police say they were alerted to the incident south of the Awatere River mouth, in Tikitiki, at 5pm.
Two people were in the boat at the time of the incident.
One person made it to shore to raise the alarm and a search is ongoing to locate the second person.
Two helicopters have been deployed as part of the search.