24 Aug 2016

Tramper dies on the Routeburn Track

10:27 pm on 24 August 2016

A tramper has died on the Routeburn Track after falling down a slope.

Otago Lakes central area Commander Olaf Jensen said a man and woman were on the track when the man fell.

He said a helicopter took a search and rescue team to the site and they found the woman in a hut.

If conditions permit the police and rescuers will return to the track tomorrow in an effort to locate her companion, Mr Jensen said.