25 Jul 2013

Police find man dead after quad bike journey

9:44 pm on 25 July 2013

Police are at a farm north of Auckland, where they say a 72-year-old man appears to have died in a quad bike accident.

Family and neighbours searched for the man for three hours after he failed to return from a ride around a 120 hectare property in Pohuehue near Warkworth.

They called the police at 5.20pm on Thursday.

Search and rescue personnel, assisted by the police helicopter, found his body in a gully near the quad bike at 5.50pm.

The Fire Service is helping to recover the body.