Body is found during search for missing canyoner, 39, who vanished in the Blue Mountains
- Body found in search for missing canyoner
- A 29-year-old disappeared from Blue Mountains
A body has been found during a search for a missing canyoner who vanished in the Blue Mountains.
A 39-year-old man was canyoning with a group at the Wollangambe River at Mount Wilson when he disappeared at 3pm on Sunday.
A search was launched for the man with the operation rolling into the following morning.
A body has been found during a search for a missing canyoner who vanished in the Blue Mountains
A 39-year-old man was canyoning with a group at the Wollangambe River at Mount Wilson when he went missing at 3pm on Sunday
NSW Police revealed the body of a man had been recovered at around 11am on Monday.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.
The search for the missing canyoner had been suspended due to poor lighting at 7pm on Sunday.
The operation was resumed the next morning with poor conditions and heavy fog hampering the search.
Police Rescue, Polair and NSW Ambulance had joined in on the search operation.
The 39-year-old man is from St Ives, in Sydney’s Upper North Shore.
Director and owner of ROAM Adventures in the Blue Mountains Tristan Reid said the Wollongambe River was a popular spot for outdoor adventurers.
‘The Wollongambe has easier access, so you don’t need a harness. I don’t consider it a canyon; it’s more of a river,’ he said.
‘Most of it is fairly benign. It has long stretches of still water but in some sections there are minor rapids or boulder fields or cascades and those can create some challenges.’
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