Man dies in Kaingaroa Forest

By Dana Kinita -
Kaingaroa forest. File photo / NZ Herald
Kaingaroa forest. File photo / NZ Herald

A person has died in the Kaingaroa Forest, near Murupara.

Northern Police Communications Inspector Shawn Rutene said about 5.12pm today police received a report of a man aged in his 60s being injured in the forest.

Mr Rutene would not confirm whether the man had died. However a St John ambulance spokesman told the Rotorua Daily Post a person had died there.

Emergency services are at the scene.

Mr Rutene said police were still trying to clarify if the incident was work-related.

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