Dunedin man dies on Fiordland hunting trip

A hunter who died in the Hollyford Valley yesterday has been named today as a Dunedin man.

Cameron Dickson MacLarty (75) collapsed and died just 400m from Hollyford Rd near Sunny Creek about 4.30pm yesterday with his 16-year-old hunting companion, whom police have not named.

The death is not suspicious and has been referred to the coroner.

After Mr MacLarty collapsed, the young man made his way back through the marked trail to Gunns Camp and notified one of the camp's staff members and a roading contractor of what had happened.

The 75-year-old was pronounced dead upon their arrival and was taken by helicopter from the site.

Police said said the teenager did very good job marking a trail out to the road and assisting the search and rescue effort.