Solider's body to be removed after hunting incident

Solider's body to be removed after hunting incident

Police have named the Defence Force soldier who was killed while hunting in the Hawke's Bay yesterday.

Twenty-three-year-old Danny Rion Jordan was in the Ruahine Ranges with two army friends, when he was shot by a hunter from another party.

He was based at Linton Military Camp.

Mr Jordan's body has now been removed from the remote bushland and will undergo a post mortem examination today.

A police spokesperson says all those involved in the incident have now been formally interviewed.

A dog was also injured in the incident, and it could be some time before police make a decision on whether any charges will be laid.

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