Body of missing German hiker recovered in New Zealand
The body of a missing German hiker was recovered from the mountains of New Zealand's South Island, a newspaper reported Monday.
Julian Stukenborg, 23, appeared to have fallen 200 metres down a steep section of the Cascade Saddle tramping route, which has claimed four lives since 2004, the Otago Daily Times said, DPA reported.
He was last heard from on June 16 in the Mount Aspiring National Park. Police were notified Thursday that he was missing after he failed to make a pre-arranged email contact with a friend in Germany.
Stukenborg had been in New Zealand since January on a one-year working holiday visa and had been fruit picking on the North Island before heading south and setting off on his trek.
The area where the body was found had already been checked, but the body had been hidden by snow until it melted.