British tourist, 25, who ran off into bushland after hitting his head while camping with friends near the Twelve Apostles is tragically found dead three days later
- Aslan King, 25, went missing while camping with friends at Princetown Victoria
- He had not been seen since Saturday when he hit his head and ran into bushland
- A body was found on Tuesday morning in bushland after the intense search
- The Brighton-based illustrator had moved to Australia just two weeks ago
A body has been found in the search for a British tourist who went missing while camping with friends in Victoria.
Aslan King, 25, was found dead on Tuesday three days after he disappeared from his campsite in Princetown, near the Twelve Apostles.
Friends said Mr King, from Brighton, had been drinking when he hit his head and suffered some type of seizure before running into bushland around 2am.
Dozens of people were involved in the search for the British native before his body was discovered one kilometre from where he was last seen on Tuesday morning.
The body of Aslan King (left) 25, was found on Tuesday after he went missing from a Princetown campsite during the early hours of Saturday morning
Mr King, from Brighton, United Kingdom, is believed to have hit his head and suffered some type of seizure before running into bushland
‘Police have located the body of a man following the search for missing tourist Aslan King in the Princetown area,’ Victoria Police said in a statement.
‘Officers are yet to formally identify the body; however, it is believed to be Aslan King who was last seen at a camping ground on Old Coach Road about 2am on 23 November.
‘The body was located about 10.15am this morning in a creek just over a kilometre from the camping ground where Aslan was last seen.
‘Investigators will prepare a report for the coroner.
‘Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance during the search.’
Aslan King, 25, was camping with friends at Princetown, near the Twelve Apostles in Victoria, when he suffered a medical episode about 2am on Saturday
Aslan King (second from right, with his friends), 25, was camping with friends at Princetown, near the Twelve Apostles in Victoria, when he suffered a medical episode about 2am on Saturday
Local police, the air wing and dog squad were involved in the search as well as state emergency volunteers.
Footage on the young man’s Instagram shows him driving along the Great Ocean Rd before reaching the Twelve Apostles on Friday.
He can be heard calling out in excitement as he films the sprawling landscape from the passenger seat.
In a later clip, Mr King points to a Parks Victoria sign which warns of unstable cliffs and snakes.
Mr King, an illustrator, had moved to Australia just two weeks ago.
He had been travelling with a group of home friends who had arrived in the country over the last few months.
Sergeant Danny Brown said his friends had been assisting in the search and had been baffled by his disappearance.
‘They are as bewildered as us, I suppose … that period of time between him getting up and running is just a quiz. Aslan isn’t here, we can’t ask him, we don’t know,’ Sgt Brown told the Sydney Morning Herald.
Mr King was camping with friends at 12km east of the popular tourist attraction, the Twelve Apostles