24 Nov 2018

Rāhui on Tongariro Crossing after man dies

2:18 pm on 24 November 2018

A man died on Tongariro Alpine Crossing this morning, leading to a rāhui on the popular track.

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Tongariro Alpine Crossing is closed temporarily after a death on the track this morning. Photo: 123rf

The man suffered a medical problem at Red Crater on the crossing.

Another walker activated a personal locator beacon at about 8.40am and emergency services were called.

The man's body has been recovered and a karakia (prayer) has been held at the Mangatepopo Rd end of the crossing.

The rāhui (temporary closure) will be lifted on Tuesday.

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