Missing Berks man: body found

Police, searching for a British man who went missing in bushland in Australia six weeks ago, say a body has been discovered.

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Body recovery operation to begin

Police who believe a body discovered in bushland in Australia is that of a missing British man are expected to begin a recovery operation today.

Gary Tweddle, 23, has not been seen since he disappeared after a work dinner during a conference in the Blue Mountains nearly seven weeks ago.

The computer salesman, who had emigrated to Australia with his family, was last heard from when he rang colleagues also staying at the Fairmont Resort in Leura on 17th July 2013 to say he was lost in the bushland.

Police said a body believed to be Mr Tweddle was spotted by an ambulance rescue helicopter during a training exercise near bushland in Leura at about 4pm local time yesterday.

Reading man's body 'found in Australia'

Gary Tweddle disappeared after a work conference Credit: Meridian

Police, searching for a British man who went missing in bushland in Australia six weeks ago, say a body has been discovered. Gary Tweddle, 23, was attending a conference in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, when he disappeared after a work dinner.

The computer salesman, who had emigrated to Australia with his family, rang colleagues also staying at the Fairmont Resort in Leura in the early hours of July 17 to say he was lost in the bushland. He has not been heard from since then despite extensive search and rescue efforts.

Police say a body, believed to be that of Mr Tweddle, was found by an ambulance rescue helicopter during a training exercise near bushland in Leura.

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