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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Police can now name the tramper who died after getting into difficulty crossing the Makaroro River in the Ruahine Forest Park on Monday 1 June.

He was Edward John Hernshaw, 43, of Wellington.

Police extend their sympathies to his family and friends.

The death has been referred to the Coroner.

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Issued by Police Media Centre

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