TRAMPER KILLED IN FALL KAHURANGI NATIONAL PARK
9th December 2011
At 7pm tonight a group of three trampers were tramping in the Adelaide Tarn area of the Kahurangi National Park. Whilst negotiating a difficult portion of terrain the last member of the group slipped approximately 20 metres falling to his death.
Senior Sergeant Stu Koefoed of Nelson Police named the deceased as 63 year old John Leo HANNAH, a retired man from Nelson.
"Police are speaking to the members of the tramping party to ascertain the full circumstances relating to the death of Mr HANNAH and will then refer the matter to the Coroner."