6 Apr 2010

Climber's body recovered from Mitre Peak

9:08 pm on 6 April 2010

Rescuers have taken advantage of a break in the weather to retrieve the body of a Dunedin woman from Mitre Peak in Milford Sound.

Lynne Marie Osborne, 46, died on Monday after falling about 200 metres.

Ms Osborne was climbing with a male companion. He was not injured and has been flown out of the area.

Acting Senior Sergeant Wing-Wah Ng, of Invercargill, says a four-man team had to wait for a break in the weather before retrieving the body late on Tuesday afternoon.

The body has been taken to Invercargill for a post-mortem.