Body found in hunt for missing British tourist Aslan King

26 November 2019, 05:35

25-year-old Aslan King
25-year-old Aslan King. Picture: Victoria Police
EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

A body has been found in the Australian bush which police believe to be that of missing British man Aslan King.

Formal identification is yet to take place, but officers believe it's 25-year-old Aslan King from Brighton - who went missing on Saturday.

Victoria Police said in a statement the body had not yet been formally identified but that it was "believed to be Aslan King, who was last seen at a camping ground on Old Coach Road about 2am" on Saturday.

The body was found in a creek just over a kilometre from where Mr King was last seen.

Authorities had conducted a large scale search for the missing man from Brighton using a helicopter, boats and mounted police.

The 25-year-old had suffered what friends described as a possible seizure during a coastal camping trip.

The discovery was made in the Princetown area of Victoria.

A large-scale land and air search, including officers, volunteers, boats and helicopters had attempted to locate the man for several days.