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Person dies after falling on mountain in Southern Alps

Police have confirmed a body has been recovered after a climber went missing yesterday afternoon. 

Southern alps in New Zealand. Source: istock.com

The person is believed to have fallen on Mount Earnslaw in Mount Aspiring National Park, part of the Southern Alps. 

A Police spokesperson says they received a report around 4pm but understand the incident happened earlier that afternoon. 

The body was later found around 8:20pm and has been referred to the coroner.