Man dies after 4WD accident on farm

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.

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.