7 Jan 2015

Death of man found in hole not suspicious

11:05 am on 7 January 2015

An investigation into the death of an elderly man found in a hole near Kumara has found his death is not suspicious.

Police said the body of Kumara man Rowan Harold Kerr, 78, was found about 2.15pm yesterday by workers checking power lines after earthquakes.

Mr Kerr had fallen about fifteen metres into the hole to his death, and it was not the result of foul play, they said.

The matter was now with the coroner.