24 Feb 2013

Korean tourist dies on Milford Track

10:43 am on 24 February 2013

A Korean man on holiday in New Zealand has died while tramping on the Milford Track.

The man, in his late 60s, collapsed on the track in Fiordland on Saturday.

Resuscitation attempts were made by the track guide and a helicopter was sent from Te Anau with a doctor and police search and rescue personnel, but the man was pronounced dead.

Police are working with the Korean Embassy to inform his family members and say the death is not suspicious.