Man killed in stag attack

Police said the stag had been put down.
Police said the stag had been put down. Photo credit: Getty

A man has died after being attacked by a stag on a rural property in Southland.

In a statement, police said emergency services were called to a rural address in Makarewa just after six o'clock on Wednesday night.

"Initial indications are that the man was attacked by a stag and suffered fatal injuries," it said.

Police said the stag had been put down.

"The circumstances of the man's death will be investigated on behalf of the coroner."

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