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UPDATE: Man missing at Boonoo Boonoo Falls found dead

Tessa Mapstone

UPDATE: The Taiwanese man reported missing late Sunday while at Boonoo Boonoo Falls has been found dead.

Police have located the body of the man who went missing on Sunday afternoon while at Boonoo Boonoo Falls with a tourist group. 

Approximately 11.30am today, Tuesday march 15, after an extensive search by Marine Area Command divers, the body was located in a waterhole.

A report is currently being prepared for the Coroner.

The 26-year-old Taiwanese national became separated on Sunday from the group he was with.

He was last seen around the rock pool area at 3pm.

EARLIER: Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man reported missing in northern NSW.

About 1pm on Sunday, March 13 a tourist group attended Boonoo Boonoo Falls located about 45km north east of Tenterfield.

A 26-year-old Taiwanese man became separated from the group.

He was last seen around the rock pool area at 3pm.

Shortly after 5pm emergency services were notified, and officers attached to New England Local Area Command, with the assistance of State Emergency Services and Ambulance Service of NSW, conducted a search of the area, which concluded at 7.45pm.

At 8am this morning (Monday 14 March 2016), the search resumed with the aid of additional volunteers, Westpac rescue helicopter and divers from Marine Area Command.

The man is described as being of Asian appearance, of average height and of thin build, with light brown complexion, black hair and black eyes.

The search will continue tomorrow if emergency services are unable to locate him before today's search ends.

Anyone who has information that may assist police is urged to come forward and contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Stanthorpe Border Post

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