A British hiker went missing on a hiking trip earlier last week. Now, police in New Zealand found the body.
Stephanie Simpson, 32, reported missing on Monday, February 10 after telling her friends that she was planning to go hiking. A hiking trip on Mount Aspiring National Park on the country’s South Island.
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Simpson is a landscape gardener in nearby Wakana. She failed to turn up to work on Monday morning.
Search teams found items earlier in the area thought to belong to Simpson. This includes a backpack and a pair of boots.
They found her body at around 1:40 pm local time on Friday. This was according to the police.
Mark Kirkwood, the officer in charge at West Coast Search and Rescue, said in a statement.
The search was extremely challenging at times, especially in consideration of the terrain, and the work of all involved is to be commended.
Mount Aspiring National Park hosts a sizable mountain range, with the highest point rising to nearly 10,000 feet.
What a sad story indeed. Let’s all be careful when we go hiking and always go with a group or to and some people. Also, take some people who are familiar with the place you are going.