Tramper found dead near Nelson

A tramper has died in the Richmond Ranges near Nelson.

The Nelson Marlborough rescue helicopter was called about 10am today to an area just below the Richmond lookout after the tramper collapsed and was found by a runner.

An intensive care paramedic was winched in to the scene but the tramper had died.

In a second incident, the helicopter was called about 1.30pm to a truck which had rolled, narrowly missing a culvert into a creek at Dr's Creek Spooner Range on State Highway 6.

The 48-year-old male driver managed to get himself out of the truck before emergency services arrived.

He was treated at the scene before being flown to Nelson Hospital.


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