Body found in search for man who disappeared after making triple-0 call


The search for a missing Perth man who called triple-0 to say he had been bitten by a snake has come to a close after a body was found on Tuesday evening.

Nathan Scattini had called St John Ambulance early on Monday morning when he told an operator he had been bitten by a snake at Bob Blackburn Reserve in Seville Grove, near Armadale south of Perth. 

But when paramedics arrived, the 41-year-old was nowhere to be seen.

The search for Nathan Scattini, who went missing at Bob Blackburn Reserve claiming he’d been bitten by a snake, has come to a close after police found a body on Tuesday night. Source: 7 News/ WA Police

On Tuesday about 6pm police found a body believed to be that of Mr Scattini in a bush near Mustang Road, Champion Lakes. 

The body was found about 4km away from where Mr Scattini called for help. 

The discovery came just hours after Mr Scattini’s family travelled from Kalgoorlie to Perth and made a desperate plea to find him.

“Nathan, if you’re possibly watching this please know that we love you and we want you to come home,” his mum Martine said. 


“There are a lot of people out there looking for you and we really appreciate their efforts – or if there’s anyone out there who’s seen Nathan or knows of his whereabouts in the last couple of days can you please notify the police.”

The circumstances surrounding the death are not known at this stage.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

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