Man dies on Kapiti 'Stairway to Heaven' walk

  • 25/04/2016
Man dies on Kapiti 'Stairway to Heaven' walk

A man has died on a walking track on the Kapiti Coast, north of Wellington.

Emergency services were called to the Paekakariki Escarpment track, which has been called the 'Stairway to Heaven' around 1:15pm today, where a man in his early 60s had fallen and died, a police spokesman said.

His death was not suspicious and had been referred to the coroner.

The man died near the top of the track about five kilometres in, a witness says.

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