Canberra man dies falling on Tasmania’s Mt Ossa

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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.

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