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Australian man, 67, is missing in Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls National Park

Tess McCrackenNCA NewsWire
Zimbabwe authorities are searching for an Australian tourist who went missing in a famous national park on Friday. iStock
Camera IconZimbabwe authorities are searching for an Australian tourist who went missing in a famous national park on Friday. iStock Credit: istock

A desperate search for a 67-year-old Australian man missing in Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls National Park is underway.

Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority said the tourist went missing in the vast rainforest on Friday.

“We have a fully fledged team that includes the police looking for the tourist. We have deployed sniffer dogs, drones and trackers on the ground,” spokesman Tinashe Farawo told Associated Press.

Aerial view of famous Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Zambia
Camera IconPolice, sniffer dogs and drones are all being used in the search for the missing man. iStock Credit: istock

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A Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson told NCA NewsWire consular assistance is being provided to the family of the missing man.

“Owing to our privacy obligations we are unable to provide further comment,” they said.

The identity of the man has not been released.

The Victoria Falls website said the waterfall is “one of the greatest attractions in Africa and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world”.

The natural wonder, which sits between Zambia and Zimbabwe, attracts thousands of tourists but missing persons cases within the national park are understood to be rare.

Originally published as Australian man, 67, is missing in Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls National Park

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