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Swedish hunter falls to his death in New Zealand

TT/The Local/dl · 14 Mar 2011, 09:32

Published: 14 Mar 2011 09:32 GMT+01:00

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The man was out hunting with another Swede in Nelson Lakes National Park, on the north coast of the southern island, when the two lost track of each other on Saturday.

The 25-year-old's friend alerted authorities, who launched a search operation throughout the massive park.

Search and rescue teams used dogs and helicopters to search over a vast area of the park marked by difficult terrain.

Early Monday morning Swedish time, the man's body was located at the base of a waterfall near the mouth of Lake Rotoiti, the Aftonbladet newspaper reports.

Authorities believe the Swede slipped and fell to his death.

"He must have slipped are fallen over a cliff about 25 metres down into a stream," rescue team leader Russell Tucker told the newspaper.

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The Swedish foreign ministry has notified the 25-year-old's relatives about the accident.

TT/The Local/dl (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

14:43 March 14, 2011 by ooh456
A hunter fell to is death trying to kill animals? Wow. At least no one got hurt.
10:09 March 15, 2011 by diegoveggie
poetic justice
14:40 March 15, 2011 by buschmann
I have always noticed that the anti hunting crowd are a bunch of losers, who have no outdoor skills or experience of any kind. They are not backpackers, kayakers, backcountry campers and such. Just a bunch of angry losers.
15:12 March 15, 2011 by rohermoker
You don't get to choose how your born, and you dont' get to choose how you die, every day is a risk. enjoy it to the fullest.
06:25 March 16, 2011 by Rick Methven
@diegoveggie & oh456

You are both sick, revelling in the death of another human

If you lot had your way and hunting was banned, the animals that you want to protect would starve to death through over population and lack of food. Man has got rid of the natural predators that kept the deer population down, leaving it up to man to cull the population. in order that the animals you want to protect can continue to exist.

All these animal rights people who are so violent towards their fellow humans
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