A 68-year-old Korean tourist collapsed and died while
tramping Fiordland's Milford Track yesterday.
Emergency services were contacted by a guide about 11.30am
when the man collapsed.
Sergeant Tod Hollebon of Te Anau police said the guide
carried out CPR for some time.
A rescue helicopter with a doctor and police search and
rescue personnel flew to the scene from Te Anau, but the man
was pronounced dead on their arrival.
Mr Hollebon said low cloud at McKinnon Pass where the
incident happened made access more difficult, however it did
not affect the ability of the medical team to attend.
Police were working with the Korean Embassy to inform family
members back in Korea, he said.
There were no suspicious circumstances to the death and the
matter had been referred to the coroner.