8 Nov 2010

Young woman dies in quad bike accident

9:38 pm on 8 November 2010

A young woman is dead after a quad bike accident on a Land Corp farm on Cape Foulwind, in the Buller district.

Police say the 17-year-old farm hand left for a remote part of the farm late on Monday morning, towing a trailer of fertiliser.

Several hours later, her co-workers noticed she was missing and mounted a search.

She was found in the afternoon, pinned under the overturned quad bike in a hilly area of the farm and died at the scene.

The incident is being investigated by police and the Department of Labour.