Man dead after falling off a cliff while hiking in Kakadu National Park

NT emergency services have found the body of a 29-year-old man who slipped and fell off a cliff yesterday afternoon while hiking with friends in Kakadu National Park.

St John Ambulance NT operations manager Craig Garraway said it appeared the hiker had “slipped and fallen off of a cliff of some sort”.

“At 5:30pm yesterday we received a triple zero call with regards to a hiker who was hiking with some friends not far from the Ranger mine site,” he said.

“Emergency services responded there and police and health services out at Jabiru responded also.”

Late yesterday, CareFlight attended the scene in a helicopter, but had been unable to locate the man.

His body was found this morning.

NT Police, as well as Kakadu Park Rangers and CareFlight were all involved in the search effort.

Mr Garraway said the hiker had fallen “quite a distance”.

A report will now be prepared for the coroner.

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