The ABC reports that a 59 year old Canberra man has died while mountain climbing in Tasmania.
The man fell off Mt Ossa in Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park about 4:30pm yesterday afternoon.
Police said the man was walking with his 20-year-old son when he apparently fell on a steep section on the track they were walking on.
A commercial bushwalking group heard the son’s calls for help and were then able to notify authorities by satellite phone.
Inspector Darren Hopkins said police were trying to retrieve the body.