Death in Otago hay baler accident

A man is dead after a horror accident on a farm in north Otago.

Police said a 21-year-old man died following an incident on a farming property in Waitaki on Thursday morning.

It's understood the man became stuck in a hay baler machine

Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher told the Otago Daily Times the victim and his family were well-known in the community.

"Obviously, our thoughts and sympathies are with all the people who are involved," he said.

Police said WorkSafe has been advised and police are continuing to make inquiries on behalf of the coroner.