Bridge death on Kapiti Coast

  • 31/03/2016

Emergency services were called to Otaki Gorge in Kapiti after a man died from falling off a bridge this afternoon.

The 35-year-old man from Otaki died at the scene around 5:45pm.

His death has been referred to the coroner.

Early reports said the bridge was a swing bridge, but a Fire Service spokesman says it was a more substantial structure that had been used for vehicle access.

His identity will not be released until family members have been identified.

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