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Hunter dies in Hawke's Bay forest

A member of a hunting party died in the Kaweka Forest Park in Hawke's Bay last night.

In a statement police say, "the death is not thought to be suspicious".

Rescuers attempted to recover the body last night but were unable to due to bad weather. The body was successfully recovered this morning.

The matter has been referred to the Coroner.

Source: 1 NEWS

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