Body of missing British climber Aiden Webb found in Vietnam

The 22-year-old was reported missing earlier this week


Missing British climber Aiden Webb has been found dead in northern Vietnam.

Aiden, who was an experienced climber, was last seen setting off to climb the Fansipan mountain last Friday.

However his body was found by rangers in Sin Chai village this morning, the head of the Hoang Lien National Park told the BBC.

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According to his girlfriend, who had been travelling with him, Aiden called her last weekend to say he had fallen into a ravine and injured his arm and leg.

Although the couple agreed to call him a rescue team and he managed to send a photo of his location, his phone stopped working soon after.

Nguyen Quang Vinh, head of the Hoang Lien National Park, said: “It is very sad that we found the British tourist body today at 12:50.

“The position is quite near the location that his girlfriend gave us, in Sin Chai Village.”

News of Aiden’s disappearance was first announced in an impassioned post on Facebook by his aunt last week.

Members of Aiden’s family had since flown out to Vietnam to join the search.