Home World British hiker found dead in New Zealand 'was swept away in a...

British hiker found dead in New Zealand ‘was swept away in a creek’

Stephanie Simpson, a British backpacker who went missing on Monday was found dead in New Zealand. Her body swept away in a creek.

Police say they found her body in a canyon at the bottom of Pyke Creek. An area of Mount Aspiring National Park close to where she was last seen.

She was declared missing after she failed to return home from a weekend journey. Her remains were found Friday afternoon when rescuers found her packs and boots near the river.

Stephanie was last seen on Saturday when hikers saw her walking along a popular road Brewster’s track. Brewster track leads up Mt Brewster from Fantail falls.

New Zealand police have confirmed that her body was found near the fantail falls area of Mount Aspiring national park. She told her friend her body was planning on hiking ton Brewster’s hut before heading to the blue pools.

Police Seargent Kirkwood asked people to carry a locator beacon or a device when they go hiking. These devices allow their movements to be tracked, and to keep it within reach at all times. 

He added: “The search was extremely challenging at times, especially in consideration of the area, and the work of all involved is to be commended.” 

Stay Connected


Must Read

LOONA Releases New Group Teaser Poster For Upcoming Album ’12:00′

South-Korean girl group Loona is gearing up for their midnight festival as they prepare to drop their new album '12:00'. Loona has shared the...

Related News

Bride-To-Be Faces Backlash For Offering Better Meal To Guest Depending On Their Cash Gifts

A bride's RSVP card to her wedding has gone viral after she offered her guests better meals depending on their cash gifts. Attendees were...

Here’s What Happens To You When You Lean Out Of Moving Car To Film Video

A woman fell out of the moving car on M25 while she was filming a Snapchat video. She fell into a live lane between...

Breonna Taylor’s Family Agrees To Receive Million Dollars In Settlement

Breonna Taylor's family and the city of Louisville have settled the wrongful death lawsuit today as the city has agreed to pay the million...

TikTok ‘Benadryl Challenge’ Took The Life Of 15-Year Old Girl

A 15-year old Oklahoma girl lost her life after taking the 'Benadryl Challenge' on TikTok. Benadryl Challenge is the latest dangerous trend on TikTok...

JK Rowling Give Back Kennedy Family Award After Kerry Kennedy Criticism

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has found herself in a new controversy after she returned Ripple of Hope award following criticism from Kerry Kennedy. JK...