Child dies in Manuka Gorge area

07:18, Mar 07 2014

A 7-year-old child has died in an incident in the Manuka Gorge area, near Balclutha, tonight. 

Milton and Dunedin Police attended the incident at a logging site at 5.15pm. 

Detective Sergeant Brett Roberts said the incident was not a logging accident.

A combined investigation involving OSH and police has started.

Police said they will not be releasing any further information at this stage. Next of kin still need to be informed.

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