6 Mar 2017

Body recovered from Fox Glacier

12:56 pm on 6 March 2017

Police say they have recovered a body spotted on Fox Glacier last week.

Fox Glacier

A post mortem will be carried out once the body has been recovered. Photo: AFP

The body, which is believed to have been there for some time, was spotted in a crevasse by a tramper last Thursday, but until now bad weather had prevented recovery efforts.

Police said favourable conditions today allowed a helicopter to land very close to the scene and a team retrieved the body with no complications.

The body was being taken to Christchurch for a post-mortem and formal identification.