29 Jun 2017

Body of missing climber found on Mt Taranaki

7:19 am on 29 June 2017

A man reported overdue from a climbing trip on Mt Taranaki has been found dead.

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Mt Taranaki Photo: RNZ / Robin Martin

The man failed to return on Tuesday evening and was reported overdue to police yesterday afternoon.

A search and rescue helicopter and ground teams searched through the evening and located his body on the mountain just after midnight.

Police are notifying his next of kin.