9 Aug 2011

Dead skier's name released

3:39 pm on 9 August 2011

Police have released the name of a man who died on Friday evening following a skiing accident on Mount Ruapehu earlier in the day.

He was Abraham Klaarenbeek, 38, a Dutch national living in Paeroa.

Mr Klaarenbeek died in Waikato hospital.

Police say it appears he skiied over the brow of a hill on the Whakapapa field and went under a T-bar before colliding with a pole and ladder.