6 Nov 2013

Tramper's body recovered from Kaikoura range

7:54 pm on 6 November 2013

Police have recovered the body of a man reported missing after a tramp in Kaikoura's Seaward Range.

Sergeant Julian Lewis said it appears the man had fallen 300 metres while negotiating rocky terrain along the Surveyor Spur.

The 53-year old was reported missing after failing to return from a three-day solo tramp.

The death has been referred to the coroner and a post-mortem will be carried out to determine the cause of death.

The man's name has not yet been released.