Fatal Motorcycle crash on farm
Motorcycle crash on farm
Balclutha Police are
continuing inquiries into the circumstances surrounding
the death of Rowan Cai PARKER aged 16 yrs following a
motorcycle crash in the Chaslands area at about 630 pm on
26th December .
Mr Parker was visiting a farm property
with friends and had been riding motorcycles on farm land
between Marks Bay and Wallace Bay .
have established that while the group were riding along a
track beside the coast line Mr Parker has lost control of
a 4 wheel motorcycle he was riding and driven over a cliff
falling 150 meters on to rocks below .
The scene was
attended by Balclutha Police, Papatawai Fire brigade and
the Otago Rescue Helicopter, paramedic's confirmed that
Mr Parker had died at the scene as result of his injuries.
The deceased was airlifted from the scene and taken
to Dunedin Hospital.
Police inquires are continuing ,
the four wheel motorcycle will be recovered by helicopter
from the scene today .
The case will be referred to the
No further details are available for release.
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