Locals mourn the loss of a "great guy"

A 53 year old man described by friends as "fun loving" and a "great guy" has lost his life after coming off his motorcycle on Depot Hill Rd around 10:30am yesterday.

The Mt Tarcoola resident who hailed from New Zealand had been travelling behind another rider when it appears he came off his bike while taking a bend, careering through trees. Investigations are continuing into the exact cause of the accident.

A witness who stopped at the scene alerted police.