VIDEO: Man in Greymouth area slams his jetboat into a pole

The crash, believed to have happened in the Greymouth area, was caught on tape and shows the speedster racing down the mouth of a river before turning towards a bank.

It appears the driver attempts to power down as he gets closer to the pole - but crashes into it head-on.

The video posted to Facebook has been viewed more than 150,000 and has more than 2400 comments in less than a day.