12 Jan 2013

Tramper dies after falling down bank

9:01 pm on 12 January 2013

A man has died after falling down a bank near Opotiki while on a walk.

The man, who was 75, was with a group of 10 others when he fell 20 metres from the Nikau Loop Track at about 12.15pm on Saturday.

Police say a rescue helicopter was flown to the scene and rescued the other people.

They say another helicopter with police and a paramedic onboard retrieved the body at about 6.30pm.

Police will not release his name until his family has been told what happened.