Man dies after being struck by rockfall, SH 4

Man dies after being struck by rockfall, SH 4

Central

 A man has died after being struck by rockfall on State Highway 4 near the Ruakawa Falls, between Whanganui and the Tongariro National Park. 

The man was part of a group of motorists who had stopped to clear a small slip off the road when he was struck. 

A passing ambulance transporting a patient assisted other motorists to recover the man at around 5:45pm. Despite attempts to resuscitate him the man died at the scene.

Police are urging motorists to avoid travel on State Highway 4 between Whanganui and Raetihi if possible, for safety reasons. 

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Issued by the Police Media Centre