A 72-year-old man has died in a suspected quad bike accident near Warkworth.
Family and neighbours searched for the man after he failed to return from a quad bike ride on a 120ha property at Pohuehue today.
After three hours of searching, police were called about 5.20pm.
Search and rescue staff and the police helicopter were dispatched.
The man's body was found in a gully near the quad bike shortly before 6pm.
Firefighters were helping to recover the man's body and the police serious crash unit was investigating.