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Body found in search for missing British tourist Aslan King

Police searching for a British tourist missing in Australia have found a body in a creek near where he was last seen.

Aslan King, 25, went missing in the early hours of Saturday while on a camping trip in the state of Victoria.

His friends believe he may have had a seizure.

Mr King, an illustrator from Brighton, only moved to Australia a fortnight ago.

Police said they had not yet formally identified the body – found in the Princetown area of Victoria – but they believe it is Mr King.

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In a statement, they said: "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."

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Mr King is said to have hit his head on the ground before quickly getting up and rushing into the thick bushland around the camp.

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