A 55-year-old Twizel man was found deceased after running on the Ball Pass Crossing track, in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park yesterday morning, Sunday 10 March.
The man was reported overdue from his run on Saturday night and a Search and Rescue operation involving Department of Conservation staff was launched to find him.
His body was located the following morning by members of the public who were on the track.
Initial investigations indicate that the man may have slipped while descending the track and landed on the back of his head.
The runner was later names as Peter Logan, 55 The High Country Salmon owner and general manager