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Tauranga man dies in Polish mountains
Posted at 6:49am Wednesday 17 May, 2017
The New Zealander who died in the Polish mountains last week has been identified.
He was 23-year-old Tauranga man Elliot Buckley, who died while hiking in the Tatra Mountains.
Elliot’s parents, Ken and Colleen Buckley, are currently travelling to Poland with his with his brother, Isaac, to bring him home.
His body was found by tourists in an area known as Green Pond, in the Gasienicowa Valley.
It is understood Elliot began his hike in the national park on May 10th, before his body was found above the snowline on the morning of May 11th.
According to Polish news website Fakt24, rescuers admitted he almost certainly died as a result of injuries sustained following a fall.
The New Zealand Consulate and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are currently assisting the Buckley family.