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Missing man found dead in Arthur's Pass

Police have recovered the body of a man who had been reported missing in the Arthur's Pass area.

The 24-year-old man and Korean national had become separated from a walking companion and was reported missing late yesterday afternoon.

A search for the man began last night and he was found 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.

Arthurs Pass village Source: Wikimedia Commons