18 Aug 2013

Chilean dies in plunge from Milford waterfall

5:11 pm on 18 August 2013

A 19-year-old Chilean man is dead after plunging from a Milford Sound waterfall while taking photos.

A police spokesperson says the man was one of three who climbed to an area above the 161-metre high Bowen Waterfall about 5.30pm Saturday.

He says the man was taking photos when he slipped and plunged to the base of the falls.

The man was a seasonal worker in Milford Sound.

His name will not be released until his family is notified.