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Missing Coromandel hunter found dead

A hunter missing on the Coromandel Peninsula has been found dead at the bottom of a bluff.

Scott Grant Driver

Kaimarama man Scott Grant Driver, 50, had failed to return home from a possum hunting trip between Cooks Beach and Hahei on Wednesday afternoon.

His two pitbull terriers had been located.

After a major search, his body was found at the bottom of a bluff near his home last night.

His death has been referred to the coroner.