11 Feb 2015

Police release name of US tourist

6:00 pm on 11 February 2015

Police have released the name of a 22-year-old American tourist who died after being found in a Queenstown alleyway on Waitangi Day morning.

Corey Richard Docherty was a student from Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Police are investigating how the man died after he was found semi-conscious beside the Base Backpackers in Shotover Street with significant head and back injuries.

He was taken to Dunedin Hospital by helicopter on Waitangi Day and died yesterday.

Initial indications are that he may have suffered a fall, however police are investigating.

The death has been referred to the coroner.