A Dunedin resident who walked her dog in Bayfield Park on
Sunday afternoon says park users are being unfairly accused
of ignoring a man who was found unconscious and died the next
Andersons Bay resident Trish Penman said she was walking her
dog on Sunday afternoon and saw Donald Caley, walking near
the changing rooms at Bayfield Park.
''He [Mr Caley] was not unconscious or in a state of
Mr Caley was found unconscious and died near the changing
rooms the next morning.
Delta drainage foreman Evan Woodrow was working near where Mr
Caley was found unconscious by another Delta staff member on
Mr Woodrow criticised any people who had used the park on
Sunday and might have seen Mr Caley in an unconscious state
and not checked if he needed medical attention.
Mr Woodrow's comments were unfair, Mrs Penman said.
''I found the Delta guy's words quite harsh, considering he
''Obviously, something happened later on in the evening but
not many people are walking around that area late at night.''
Senior Constable Rob Murray, of Dunedin, said police
appreciated the calls from the public to work out where Mr
Caley was the days before he died.
Mr Caley was seen in the park on Saturday and information
from the public suggested he was ''well'' and was interacting
with people and dogs in the park, Sen Const Murray said.
A dog walker had seen Mr Caley looking well on Monday
morning, an hour before he was found unconscious he said.
The death was not suspicious and had been referred to the
coroner, Sen Const Murray said.