Second Aussie dies on Kokoda
October 04, 2009 10:00pm
A SYDNEY man is the second Australian to die within a week while attempting the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea.
Phillip Brunskill, 55, died from a suspected heart attack this afternoon after he began having difficulty and agreed he was too unfit to complete the 96km trek.
He was among a group of 20 Australians who set out on the trail this morning with specialised trekking company Adventure Kokoda, a company spokesman said in a press release.
The group was barely an hour into the adventure when Mr Brunskill began experiencing difficulties.
A company trek leader determined Mr Brunskill was not fit enough for the trek and recommended he return to Port Moresby.