Missing German hiker found dead in Australian bush

Australian police Tuesday said they had found the body of a man in rugged bushland in an area where they had been searching for a missing 24-year-old German hiker.

Missing German hiker found dead in Australian bush
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The body was found in dense bushland around Bald Rock, 45 kilometres (28 miles) north of the town of Tenterfield in eastern Australia.

“A crime scene has been established and rescuers are attempting to retrieve the body,” New South Wales police said in a statement. “The man is yet to be identified.”

Police had been searching for a German national who went missing while hiking with three friends at Bald Rock in the Boonoo Boonoo National Park on Monday.

The man, whose friends had started looking for him only moments after he disappeared, was understood to have been wearing light clothing and to have been without any provisions.

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