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British tourist missing after solo Andes hike found dead in Peru

Published 19/04/2016

Harry Greaves went missing in early April (Lucie Blackman Trust / PA)
Harry Greaves went missing in early April (Lucie Blackman Trust / PA)

Police in Peru have found the body of a British tourist who went missing in early April during a solo hike in the Andes near Cuzco two days before his 29th birthday.

Authorities said Harry Greaves's body was found by police and volunteers in a 40-metre-deep crevasse on territory of the Paru Paru indigenous group.

Mr Greaves, from north Wales, had not been seen since April 7. He told friends he wanted to spend the day by himself on a mountain. His family has described him as an experienced outdoorsman and skilled furniture maker.

Each year, Cuzco receives more than 1.6 million foreign tourists who use the city as a base to explore the Incan ruins of Macchu Pichu.

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