Man dead after climbing power pylon

An 18-year-old Christchurch man is dead after climbing a power pylon early today.

The man was with friends when he climbed the pylon in the Christchurch suburb of Halswell about 3am, a police spokesman said.

Police were trying to contact the man's family, who were away.

His death would be referred to the coroner.

- NZPA

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