Fatal Motorcycle crash on farm

Thursday 27 December 2012, 2:27PM
By New Zealand Police


Balclutha Police are continuing inquiries into the  circumstances  surrounding the death of Rowan  Cai PARKER aged 16 yrs  following a motorcycle crash in the Chaslands area  at about 630 pm  on 26th December .

Mr Parker  was visiting a farm property with friends and had been riding  motorcycles on farm land between Marks Bay and Wallace Bay .

Initial inquiries have established that  while  the group were riding along a track beside the coast line  Mr Parker  has lost control of a 4 wheel motorcycle he was riding and driven over a cliff falling 150 meters on to rocks below .

The scene was attended by Balclutha  Police, Papatawai Fire brigade and the Otago   Rescue Helicopter,  paramedic's confirmed that  Mr Parker had died at the scene as  result of his injuries.

The  deceased  was airlifted from the scene  and  taken to Dunedin Hospital.

Police inquires are continuing  ,  the four wheel motorcycle will be recovered by helicopter  from the scene today .

The case will be referred to the coroner .

No further details are available for  release.