Search for missing British tourist meets tragic end

Search for missing British tourist meets tragic end

Search for missing British tourist meets tragic end

Police have found a body believed to be that of missing British tourist Aslan King in bushland on the Victorian south coast.

Aslan King's body was found Tuesday morning in a creek close to the campground and was identified by friends, said Sergeant Danny Brown of the Victoria State Police.

The young man was from Brighton but was visiting Australia with his friends. Mr King suffered a seizure and ran into a bushland at around 2am on Saturday local time (3pm on Friday GMT) after he banged his head while drunk.

"Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance during the search".

The search was expanded yesterday to include waterways and all areas within a four-kilometre radius of the campsite.

Authorities said the search was hard because of the thick vegetation, rocky clifftops and deep coastal waters in the region.

A report will be prepared for the coroner, police said.

Fearing King - who had been on holiday in Australia for two weeks - had become disorientated and lost in the bush, police deployed a helicopter, horses, motorcycle riders, specialist rescue teams and volunteers to find him.

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