Body of missing British tourist found kilometre from where he vanished

The body of missing British tourist Aslan King has been found at a creek about a kilometre from his Victorian campsite.

The body, which is still to be formally identified, was found about 10.15am on Tuesday at Princetown near the Twelve Apostles.

Aslan King is pictured.
The body of a man believed to be missing Aslan King has been found. Source: AAP

Mr King, 25, was last seen about 2am on Saturday at a campground on Old Coach Road when his friends said he hit his head, stood up suddenly and ran off into the bushland.

His friends told Nine News on Monday his face went blank before he ran away. They had also tried to restrain him after he crawled under a car and fell off his chair.

Some thought he was playing a joke.

Two police are seen riding on horseback.
Two police on horses search for Mr King. Source: Nine Network via AAP

Resident David Lindsay, who has spoken with some of Mr King’s friends, told the Warnambool Standard the man “sprinted”.

"By the time they grabbed torches and their phones he was gone," Mr Lindsay told the paper.

"They were really worried and concerned.”

Friend Hayley Cullis told the Standard he may have been confused after hitting his head.

The police helicopter, officers riding horses, off-road motorcycles, and ground crews had been looking high and low to find Mr King, who has been in Australia for two weeks.

Three SES workers on a boat.
Friends said Mr King appeared disoriented and confused as he ran away. Source: AAP
Aslan King, 25.
Mr King's friends appealed for help in finding him. Source: Facebook/ Aslan King

Mr King’s friend Tom Mayes posted an appeal on Facebook.

“He is a really special guy and a solid pal to many of us,” Mr Mayes wrote on Sunday.

“We all just want our boy back safe and sound.”

The Twelve Apostles in Victoria are pictured.
The Twelve Apostles near where Mr King went missing. Source: AAP (file pic)

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