12 Aug 2010

Hong Kong police rule out foul play in pilot's death

3:29 pm on 12 August 2010

Police in Hong Kong say no foul play was involved in the death of an Air New Zealand pilot, whose body has been found in dense bush.

Steve Morrissey, 51, disappeared on 4 August on the Wilson Trail in the New Territories hill area.

His body was found on Wednesday about 200 metres from the path.

Chief Inspector Maggie Sze of the Taipo police station says Mr Morrissey may have tried to take a short-cut, became disoriented and collapsed from exhaustion.

She says his wristwatch, camera and rucksack were all with him and foul play has been ruled out.