Take a deep breath. If you are not in an emergency situation, take a moment to pause and process what has happened. When someone dies it's important to let the right people know as soon as you’re able to.
The authorities you'll need to contact will depend on how the person died, as each situation will be handled differently. You may also need to tell family, whānau, friends and the person's employer if they were working.
If the death is unexpected, or you’re not in a hospital, hospice or rest home, phone 111 and ask for an ambulance and police.