Death inquiries continuing

Investigations are continuing into the death of a 61-year-old Mosgiel man at the weekend.

John Ross McLean, known as Ross McLean, was found dead beside his overturned 4WD vehicle near a farm track on a Taieri property on Sunday.

He had been contracted to spray around pylons in the area on Saturday, and when he did not return home his family contacted police.

A search and rescue operation was launched on Sunday morning and Mr McLean's body was found about 3.30pm.

Police are investigating the incident on behalf of the coroner. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is conducting its own investigation.

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