The body of Jake Sullivan was found near Big Almaty Lake in the Tian Shan mountains. (Photo: VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO / AFP)
An Australian tourist who was missing for three days in mountains in Kazakhstan has been found dead, authorities in the Central Asian country said on Tuesday.
Police said it found the body of Jake Sullivan, born in 1995, near Big Almaty Lake in the Tian Shan mountains at an altitude of around 2 500 metres.
Rescuers said he showed no signs of a violent death and that he was found with all personal belongings.
The rescue operation was carried out in wind, rain and snow, they added.
State news agency Kazinform reported that Sullivan arrived in Almaty last weekend on holiday and was due to leave on Monday, citing an acquaintance.
Kazakhstan has implemented a visa-free regime for short stays for citizens of over 50 countries.
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