Police have named the man who died following a fall on the Gunn Ridge Track near Whataroa on Friday as Nicolaj Brun.

Bru, 26, was from Denmark and had been living in Christchurch.

Brun died after slipping from a ridge line while on a hunting trip with a friend.

He was killed in the fall, a polive statement said.

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"His partner went for assistance and was rescued by police.''

The dead man's friend is now being supported by Victim Support.

The death has been referred to the Coroner.