A police spokeswoman today confirmed police had been "notified of a sudden death in the forest at Lake Okareka about 2pm yesterday". "It does not appear to be suspicious."
A St John spokeswoman confirmed it had sent one ambulance to a mountain bike track at 1.46pm yesterday. A medic from Peak Safety also attended.
Rotorua Lakes Council could not provide any details as the incident was being dealt with by the police.