Man dies in Kaingaroa Forest

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.

For more articles from this region, go to

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter


© Copyright 2015, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf04 at 27 Nov 2015 07:38:35 Processing Time: 227ms