A man found dead underneath a quad bike in Hawke's Bay today was discovered by his family.
Emergency services were called to the scene on a remote section of farmland in Mangaorapa east of Dannevirke about 12.50pm.
An ambulance communications spokesman said the man was dead when discovered by family.
A police communications spokesman said it was unknown how the quad bike - which had a trailer attached - had come to be on top of the man.
The serious crash unit and the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment would investigate, he said.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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