A person has died after falling from a mountain bike in Woodhill Forest near Muriwai in Auckland this afternoon.

Police were called to the scene at about 12.33pm on Monday.

The rider died at the scene despite receiving medical assistance, a police spokesperson said.

“Our thoughts are with the rider’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

The full circumstances of the incident are being investigated and will inform the coronial inquiries.

The park is closed until further notice.