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Man missing in mountains

Man missing in mountains

Search continues for missing hiker

Police are continuing to search the Victorian high country for missing hiker Niels Becker (pictured above).

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Mr Becker, 39, described as experienced and ‘very fit’, who trained for weeks in preparation for the hike, was expected to return over a week ago.

Two days after leaving the Upper Jamieson Hut, Mr Becker sent a text message to his family from Veljo Ganther Hut telling them he was hiking to Mount Stirling and would reach his car on October 29, but has not been heard from since.

A team of around 70 people, including various police squads, volunteers, Bush Search and Rescue, the SES and Department of Environment, continue to conduct an around-the-clock search for Mr. Becker in sometimes challenging weather conditions.

His family are appealing for information, and police are urging anyone who may have seen Mr Becker to contact Crime Stoppers or Mansfield police on (03) 5775 2555.

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