US tourist dies on popular hike in outback Australia

From BBC - January 10, 2018

A US tourist has died while hiking in hot weather on a popular trail in the Australian outback.

The man, 33, was found dead on the last leg of the Larapinta Trail on Wednesday, police in the Northern Territory said.

He had set out early with a companion to scale Mount Sonder - a gruelling section of the trail - but the pair became separated, authorities said.

His body was discovered hours later, about 750m (2,500ft) from a car park.


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