16 Mar 2016

Man falls to his death while doing gardening

8:35 pm on 16 March 2016

An east Auckland man has died after falling down a cliff while doing gardening work at a beachside property.

Police said the man, who was 70, was doing some gardening at a house in Mellons Bay, near Howick, when he fell from the cliff edge.

His body was found on the beach below at about 6.30pm this evening by a member of the public who was out for a walk.

Police said they had told the man's next of kin and contacted Victim Support.

The man's death has been referred to the coroner.