Fatal fall at Wanaka

Fatal fall at Wanaka

Southern

Police can confirm that a 24 year old female has fallen and died in Mount Aspiring National Park.

It is understood the person and her climbing partner were on a four day trek based out of Makarora and were negotiating the Matukituki Waterfall face near Rabbit Pass when the incident occurred.

Another party who were nearby gave immediate assistance and alerted emergency services via satelite phone.

Police and Alpine Cliff Rescue personal have flown into the area and completed the recovery.

No name details will be released until family overseas have been notified.

 

ENDS

 

Senior Sergeant James URE