Hokitika hotel fall victim named

A man who died on Saturday after falling from a balcony at the Beachfront Hotel in Hokitika has been named.

He was 58-year-old Geoffrey Leslie McFadden of Leeston in Canterbury.

Police said Mr McFadden's family did not wish to make any public comment.

Mr McFadden fell 16 metres from the third-storey of the hotel about midnight and died on the way to hospital.

He and his wife had been staying in Hokitika with friends.


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