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Man name man who died on West Coast tramp

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 6/02/2017

A man whose body was found near a West Coast bluff after he was reported overdue from a tramp came from Kapiti Coast.

He was David Jackson, 65, from Paekakariki, north of Wellington.

Mr Jackson went on a day trip in the Smoothwater River area on Thursday morning and police were notified at midday on Friday that he had not returned.

His body was found on Saturday and has been recovered.

Police says there are no suspicious circumstances and the matter has been referred to the coroner.

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