The body of a climber has been found after an accident in mid Canterbury.
A person activated a personal locator beacon on Mt Harper about 4.30pm yesterday after their partner did not return from a day climbing trip, said Constable Philip Simmonds.
A rescue helicopter flew around the area where the person had been.
"The rescue helicopter observed a body believed to be the person missing, however, due to the location was unable to access it," said Simmonds.
"It appears the person has fallen a considerable distance."
The person who activated the beacon is reportedly uninjured and was flown back to town.
Rescuers will try to recover the body today.