Woman's body recovered after cliff fall

Mount Arthur, as seen from Nelson. Photo / File
Mount Arthur, as seen from Nelson. Photo / File

Police have recovered the body of a woman who fell down a sheer rock face near Nelson yesterday.

Marjorie Ruth Hesselyn, 56, slipped and fell down a sheer rock face while tramping on Mt Arthur with five friends about 2pm yesterday.

Ms Hesselyn, known as Ruth, was a very experienced tramper, police said.

The matter has been referred to the coroner.

- APNZ

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