• Emergency helicopter. Fas Khan/Unsplash
    Emergency helicopter. Fas Khan/Unsplash

In some tragic news, two bushwalkers have died this week on two separate walking tracks.

In the Northern Territory, police have located the body of Alistair Thomson (64), who went missing on the Larapinta Trail in Central Australia more than a week ago.

The Victorian man set off alone on the trail on May 13 and last contacted family via text message on May 21.

Police commenced a search operation last Wednesday and honed in on Section 6 of the trail and an area to its south.

On Sunday night, police confirmed Mr Thomson's body had been located, but did not provide details of the circumstances surrounding his death.

In Tasmania, police say a body has been found during a search for a missing bushwalker at Frenchmans Cap, in the western Tasmanian wilderness.

Search teams looking for the bushwalker missing since last Wednesday say the man appears to have fallen to his death.

The man, whose name has not been released, told other walkers that he intended to walk to the summit and return to Lake Vera that day.

He did not return to his camping site and the walkers reported their concerns to police shortly after.

As always, Great Walks encourages everybody to be as prepared as they can be before going on a bushwalk - especially on a solo bushwalk. Make sure you carry a PLB and inform people of where you are going and when you are expected back. 

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