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‘Disorientated’ British tourist, 25, missing in Australian bushland after hitting his head while camping with pals


A BRIT tourist has gone missing in Australian bushland after hitting his head and running off while camping with pals.

Aslan King, 25, was on a roadtrip with friends along the famous Great Ocean Road in Victoria when he vanished.

 Aslan King, 25, went missing on Saturday in Princetown, Victoria in Australia

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Aslan King, 25, went missing on Saturday in Princetown, Victoria in AustraliaCredit: Victoria Police

The group were camping at Princetown, near the famous Twelve Apostles in Victoria, when he went missing.

It is understood the Bristol illustrator, who moved to Australia two weeks ago, suffered a medical condition before the incident unfolded about 2am.

The Age reported Aslan had been having some drinks with friends when his face went blank.

His friends tried to restrain him after he appeared to have a seizure but he then ran into bushland.

Dozens of local police have now joined the search for Aslan, who could have blood on his forehead.

Victoria Police said: “Aslan King was camping with friends at a camping ground on Old Coach Road when he had a medical episode and hit his head about 2am.

“It’s believed Aslan may be disorientated and become lost in the bush.”

He was wearing black jeans and a grey hoodie at the time.

The search is concentrating on a radius of about 300m around the campsite but has been made difficult because of the thick bushland.

The hunt has included a helicopter, horses and motorbikes.

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The young man had previously shared photos and clips from his trip Down Under.

In one video, he can be heard yelling out excitedly during the road trip.

Sgt Danny Brown, of Victoria Police, said they had used thermal imaging sensors in the hunt for Aslan.

He told Nine News: “You’re using every sense, whether that be eyes, ears and touch as well.

“Some of this scrub, you have to get on hands and knees to move through it.”

In a statement, the Foreign Office said: “Our staff are seeking further information following the disappearance of a British man near Princeton, Australia, and are in contact with the Australian police.”

 

 





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