Missing British trekker: body found

British trekker George Abboudi (Photo: Facebook/ George Abboudi)

British trekker George Abboudi (Photo: Facebook/ George Abboudi)

A body, believed to be that of a missing British trekker, has been found in Nepal.

George Abboudi, 22, was last seen at the beginning of August, before leaving friends to embark on a hike through the Annapurna Conservation Area, in the north of the country.

A member of his family has confirmed that authorities discovered a body in the region.

There is no evidence of foul play.

A family spokesperson said: "George made people happy - wherever he was, there was laughter and fun.

“He will be missed terribly by his mother, father and brother. The family requests privacy at this very sad and heartbreaking time."

Last updated: 10:30am, September 9 2013