Fatal fall for elderly Tauranga man

  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty

A 75-year-old man from Tauranga died Saturday afternoon as a result of an accident in the bush.

He was one of a group of 11 trampers in the Waioeka Gorge near Ōpōtiki.

They were heading for the Nīkau Flats Hut, when the man fell 20m down a bank, hit his head, and died around 12:15pm.

The death has been referred to the Coroner.

Reporter: Amomai Pihama.