Police in New Zealand have found the body of a British woman who disappeared during a hiking trip earlier this week.
Stephanie Simpson, 32, was last seen by fellow hikers in Mount Aspiring National Park on the South Island on Saturday.
Before search teams discovered her body, they found a "pack" and a pair of boots which were thought to be hers, police said.
There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding Simpson's death, Sgt. Mark Kirkwood, from West Coast Search and Rescue, told the BBC.
"The search was extremely challenging at times, especially in consideration of the terrain, and the work of all involved is to be commended".More news: UK Treasury chief quits as Johnson shakes up Cabinet
The alarm was raised when Miss Simpson, from Essex, failed to turn up at her landscaping job on Monday.
Sgt Kirkwood said in a statement that police extended their condolences to Ms Simpson's family "at this tragic time".
"It's a very hazardous area", the official said.
Land Search and Rescue, two dog teams, Alpine Cliff Rescue staff from Fox Glacier, and a canyon search and rescue team from Wanaka helped search on Friday.
Brother-in-law Sam Hazelton told the New Zealand Herald that Simpson's family in the United Kingdom were holding out hope she would be found alive.More news: Canada doesn't tell police what to do, Trudeau says of rail blockades
She said she wanted to visit the Blue Pools and then do the Brewster's Track to Brewster's Hut.
"She's someone that's done triathlons, running races, marathons, she's really sporty and picks up new skills quickly".
Mr Hazelton said: "It was a normal weekend tramp. I feel robbed of the many years of friendship.at the same time I feel overly blessed to have had the time with her that I did".
"She has a real interest in exploring in the outdoors in the environment, she loves new challenges and new adventures".
It is believed she headed out to Mt Aspiring National Park after work on Friday and was expected to return on Sunday.More news: 5G iPhone and iPad Pro arriving in the fall
This story was first published on the New Zealand Herald and republished with permission.