'Lord Of The Rings' Oscar-winner Mike Hopkins dies in rafting accident

ANI
ANI1 January 2013

London, Jan. 1 (ANI): Acclaimed sound editor Mike Hopkins, whose films include blockbusters like 'The Lord Of The Rings' and 'Octopussy,' drowned in a rafting accident in New Zealand on Saturday.

Hopkins died after being thrown into a fast-flowing stretch of the river in the remote Tararua Ranges on North Island, Sky News reported.

A police spokeswoman said that his two rafting companions - who have not been named - both survived.

All three had been wearing life jackets, wetsuits and helmets, said Senior Sergeant Carolyn Watson.

According to TVNZ, one woman on board managed to make it to safety, while the other person was rescued by a jet boat.

Hopkins won Oscars for his work on 'The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers' in 2003 and 'King Kong' in 2006 while working with American Ethan Van der Ryn. (ANI)

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