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Deceased Tramper - Fiordland


Location: Fiordland
District: Southern

Deceased Tramper

Short description: Deceased Tramper

Full description:
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 whilst hunting.

A teenage companion hunting with him made his way back to Gunns Camp where he raised the alarm.

He returned to the site in thick forest with a Gunns Camp staff member and a Downers roading contractor to render assistance.

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.

Sergeant 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.

The deceased mans name will not be released until family members have been advised.

Sergeant Tod HOLLEBON
Te Anau Police.

ENDS

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