Farmer dies while mustering sheep

JOELLE DALLY
Last updated 12:40 14/01/2014

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A North Canterbury farmer has died suddenly while mustering sheep. 

Stuart William Crutchley, 60, died last Wednesday while working on his Lees Valley farm. 

Police said the death was "not suspicious at all" and that it had been referred to the coroner. 

Sergeant Colin Stewart said Crutchley and other staff started mustering about 7am. 

Crutchley failed to meet at the rendezvous point, at a hut on the Okuku Hills, about 10.30am. 

A friend with a helicopter went searching, and found Crutchley's body high up on a ridge after about an hour. 

His funeral will be held in Ranfurly, Otago, tomorrow.

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