Body found in search for missing man Muhummad Ferdiansah at Mt Toolbrunup in the Stirling Ranges

Staff writerThe West Australian
Muhammad Ferdiansah had been missing in the Stirling Ranges.
Camera IconMuhammad Ferdiansah had been missing in the Stirling Ranges. Credit: Albany SES

The search for missing man in the Great Southern has taken a tragic turn after a body, believed to be the 26-year-old, was discovered.

Police had been searching for Muhummad Ferdiansah in the Stirling Ranges after his car was discovered in the Mt Toolbrunup car park on Saturday.

SAS volunteers and police aerial crews had spent the weekend scouring Mt Toolbrunup, which is the second-highest peak in the Stirling Ranges, behind Bluff Knoll.

But on Monday, Police announced that a grim recovery operation was now underway after a man’s body was discovered.

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Police say it is believed the body is Mr Ferdiansah and his family have been told of the heartbreaking development.

SES crews have had a busy start to the year after coming to the aid of several hikers during the first week of the year.

The first call for help came about 1pm on New Year’s Day after a hiker ran into trouble a third of the way up the track.

It is understood the hiker fainted but was able to recover and walk off the mountain under their own steam.

The next afternoon, emergency services were called out in relation to a hiker who had become stricken with cramps on his way back down Bluff Knoll, about 500m from the summit.

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