Aiden Shaw Webb went missing on June 4 while climbing Fansipan Summit (Photo: Metro.co.uk)

Lao Cai (VNA) – The British tourist who went missing on June 4 while climbing Fansipan Summit in the northern province of Lao Cai was found dead on June 9.

The body of Aiden Shaw Webb, 23, was found at about 1 p.m. and more than 1km from pier T4 of the cable car system to the summit. The location is around 2,800 metres above the sea level.

The British tourist possibly died three days ago, according to the rescue team.

Rescuers are working with the Fansipan Sapa Cable Tourism Service Co. Ltd to bring the body out of the Hoang Lien National Park, but it will take time due to the complex terrain.

Webb and his girlfriend, Blue Bell Eloise Baugham, arrived in Sapa town of Lao Cai and booked a Quyet Tinh Hotel room on June 2.

In the early morning of the next day, Webb went climbing while his girlfriend stayed at the hotel. He started the journey in Sin Chai hamlet and followed the direction of the cable car system to Fansipan Summit.

His girlfriend said she received the last Facebook message from Webb at about 6 a.m. of June 4, where he said he had sustained injuries to arms and legs.

The path to the 3,143-metre Fansipan Summit, the highest peak in Vietnam, through Sin Chai is said to be very dangerous and not suitable for inexperienced climbers.-VNA