British tourist goes missing in dense Victorian bushland after hitting his head and suffering a ‘medical episode’ while camping with friends
- Aslan King, 25, went missing while camping with friends at Princetown Victoria
- He has not been seen since Saturday when he hit his head and ran into bushland
- The area is being searched by the police, air wing, dog squad and SES volunteers
Aslan King, 25, went missing from a Princetown campsite during the early hours of Saturday morning
A British tourist who was camping in Victoria has gone missing after suffering a medical condition, hitting his head and fleeing into bushland.
Aslan King, 25, was camping with friends at Princetown, near the Twelve Apostles, when he hit his head about 2am on Saturday.
He ran into the bush and his friends were unable to find him.
It’s believed Mr King may be disorientated and become lost in the bush.
Warrnambool police Sergeant Angela Fitzgerald said there were dozens of people involved in the search to locate Mr King.
Local police, the air wing and dog squad are involved in the search as well as state emergency volunteers.
‘We’re desperately trying to find him. We’ve had the SES and Parks Victoria on scene since he was reported missing this morning,’ Sgt Fitzgerald told the Herald Sun.
Police have released an image of him taken yesterday in the hope someone may recognise him.
Mr King is of medium build with short hair and was wearing trackpants, a light grey T-shirt and hoodie with green Reebok sneakers.
He may possibly have blood on his forehead.
Chilling footage on the British national’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 was camping with friends at 12km east of the popular tourist attraction, the Twelve Apostles