Kiwi dies of cold in Queensland

CHRIS BARCLAY
Last updated 18:18 19/06/2013

Relevant offers

Australia

Australian man charged with 230 counts of sexual abuse of his own daughter Student Joshua Hardy died after being stomped on outside McDonald's in six-second attack, court told Spider surprise in salad Endangered tortoise stolen from Australian zoo Australian mother wants law to protect unborn babies Chinese speakers in Australia amused by Coles supermarket's gaffe 'These children are among the most traumatised we have ever seen' Gastro strands 158 ship passengers on cruise from NZ - report Melbourne feminists protesting 'neomasculine' group told to bring pocketknives Detained Kiwi bikie Joel Makaea has Australian visa revoked for a second time

A New Zealand man has died while sleeping on the patio of a Queensland property in freezing temperatures.

The 40-year-old, who is believed to be from the Wellington region, told his flatmates he planned to sleep outside the house in Clermont, a small town in the state's Central Highlands about 1000 kilometres northwest of Brisbane, last night.

He was provided with a blanket but was found dead by the occupants of the house when they left for work today, the Central Queensland News reported.

Temperatures in Clermont dropped to just 1 degree Celsius during the night.

Queensland police said the death was not being treated as suspicious and a report would be forwarded to the coroner.

New Zealand police are trying to contact the man's next of kin. His name has not been released.

Clermont, which has a population of less than 2000, is in a farming region and is also a service hub for the mining industry.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content