A man is dead after an accident on a rural block in east Otago.
Police say the 61-year-old was reported missing late on Saturday night.
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Senior Constable Wayne Brew, of Hampden, told the Otago Daily Times that the man left his home earlier that evening to spray gorse on a lease block in the Trotters Gorge area north of Palmerston.
It's understood his 4WD crashed down a 200m bluff.
After he was reported missing by his partner, the man's family and friends conducted a search of the property and found the man's body with the wreckage of the vehicle, said the Otago Daily Times.
Police say the death has been referred to the Coroner.