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.


The Southland Times