24 May 2020

Man's body found down cliff at Cape Farewell

5:37 pm on 24 May 2020

A man's body has been successfully recovered from a cliff face at the top of the South Island.

The sea cliffs below the sanctuary and part of the predator fence built into the cliff.

Cape Farewell is at the top of the South Island (file picture). Photo: RNZ / Tracy Neal

Police were told yesterday that personal items had been found on a track at Cape Farewell.

A drone was flown down a cliff and located the body.

Search and rescue and an alpine cliff rescue team worked to retrieve the body and the man will now be formally identified.

Police said the death is not connected to the search for missing trampers Dion Reynolds and Jessica O'Connor.