Deceased Tramper - Fiordland
Short description: Deceased Tramper
At about 5.00 pm today Te Anau police and
medical staff were advised of an incident in the Hollyford
Valley, Fiordland where a 75 year old male had collapsed
A teenage companion hunting with him made
his way back to Gunns Camp where he raised the alarm.
returned to the site in thick forest with a Gunns Camp staff
member and a Downers roading contractor to render
A helicopter was dispatched from Te Anau with
a doctor and police search and rescue personnel. Upon
arrival the man was pronounced dead.
The helicopter and
long line were used to extract the deceased man.
Tod Hollebon of Te Anau police said that the young companion
did a very good job marking a trail out to the road and
assisting the search and rescue effort. He also thanked the
other members of the public who also helped at the scene.
There are no suspicious circumstances to the death and
the matter has been referred to the coroner.
mans name will not be released until family members have
Sergeant Tod HOLLEBON
Te Anau Police.
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