NSW Snowy Mountains: Physique present in seek for lacking skier

Andrew Seton has been lacking since Saturday. Photographs / Mountain Security Collective / Fb

Police have positioned a physique within the NSW Snowy Mountains following a three-day seek for a lacking back-country skier.

The lacking man, 23-year-old Andrew Seton from Canberra, had not been seen since Saturday.

Police revealed the physique is but to be formally recognized, however is believed to be the physique of Seton.

He final made contact with household round 10am on Saturday, simply earlier than leaving Guthega for the day, and police had been referred to as when he’d didn’t examine in with family members by the afternoon.

Shortly after the search started, police positioned his automobile within the Guthega carpark.

On Tuesday, a brand new space of the snowfields was focused by a search staff and PolAir officers had been winched down, the place the physique was positioned.

Police had beforehand stated that because of the terrain and climate situations, they weren’t able to substantiate any additional data till specialist police had attended the positioning.

The man was missing near Watsons Crag. Photo / Instagram
The person was lacking close to Watsons Crag. Picture / Instagram

Police are nonetheless persevering with operations to retrieve the physique, and a report will likely be ready for the coroner.

An skilled skier, Seton was reportedly properly geared up for the situations when he headed out on Saturday, having packed sufficient meals for an in a single day keep in addition to a private locater beacon.

Police resumed a seek for him on Monday morning with assist from the State Emergency Service, in addition to officers from the Nationwide Parks and Wildlife Service.

Monaro police Superintendent John Klepczarek stated the search started on Sunday after the person’s household contacted police.

“He’s skilled and has stayed in a single day earlier than,” he stated.

“However since he hadn’t contacted the household late yesterday, they did elevate the alarm with police.”

The NSW SES had deployed 30 educated members of a specialist alpine and search unit based mostly in Jindabyne and eight snowmobiles.

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