Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park fatality

The death of a man whose body was found in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park yesterday will be referred to the Coroner.

The 55-year-old Twizel man was found deceased on the Ball Pass Crossing track, in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park yesterday morning, Sunday 10 March.

The man was reported overdue from a run on Saturday night and a Search and Rescue operation involving Department of Conservation staff was launched to find him. His body was located the following morning by members of the public who were on the track.

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