Rugby World Cup fan feared killed in fall

The Australia-Russia World Cup match is in Nelson tonight. Photo / Mark Mitchel
The Australia-Russia World Cup match is in Nelson tonight. Photo / Mark Mitchel

A rugby fan is feared dead after falling over the 10m-high Maruia waterfall near Murchison at the top of the South Island late yesterday afternoon.

The Christchurch 39-year-old was with a group of workmates travelling from Christchurch to Nelson for tonight's Australia-Russia World Cup match.

Police dogs, kayaks and a helicopter searched the area last night, and the police dive squad was due to resume the search at first light today.

- APNZ

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