Missing walker located deceased - Arthur's Pass area

Missing walker located deceased - Arthur's Pass area

Canterbury

Police have this afternoon recovered the body of a man who had been reported missing in the Arthur's Pass area.
 
The man, a 24-year-old Korean national, had become separated from a walking companion and was reported missing late yesterday afternoon.
 
A search for the man began last night, continuing from first light today.  
 
Sadly, the man was located deceased this afternoon.  Initial indications are that he may have fallen down a steep bluff.  
 
The man's death will be referred to the Coroner. 
 
ENDS
 
Issued by Police Media Centre.