A body has been found on a Coromandel walking track, police
Northern communications centre shift inspector Lou Alofa said
the body of a man was found by a tramper in Coromandel Forest
He said a St John team had got to the scene and confirmed the
man was deceased.
A search and rescue team had now been activated and would try
to recover the body from the walking track off Puketui Valley
Rd, south of Taiura.
Mr Alofa said it may be risky to stretcher the body out from
the remote location, so the Westpac Rescue Helicopter may be
"We're in contact with Westpac and our people are just going
through the steps of setting out a possible place where the
helicopter could land and we'll take it from there."
He said it wasn't known whether anyone had been reported
missing or overdue in the area, but police would be looking
into that as part of the inquiry.