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Breaking- Search Underway for Missing Tourist at Victoria Falls

HARARE, Zimbabwe - A 67-year-old Australian tourist has gone missing at Victoria Falls, sparking a search operation involving the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) and Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP).

The incident was reported by Zimparks' Director of Communications, Tinashe Farawo, who confirmed that a team of search personnel, including drone operators, sniffer dogs, and trackers, are actively searching for the missing individual.

"We can confirm that a 67-year-old Australian tourist has gone missing within the Victoria Falls area," Farawo stated. "Search efforts are currently underway, involving our Zimparks reaction team and members of the ZRP. We are utilizing all available resources, including drones, sniffer dogs, and experienced trackers, to locate the missing tourist as quickly as possible."

Victoria Falls is one of the world's largest waterfalls and a major tourist destination in Zimbabwe.

The current search operation underscores the importance of safety precautions at Victoria Falls, particularly for solo travellers or those venturing beyond designated viewing areas. Zimparks routinely advises visitors to stay on marked paths, adhere to safety instructions, and avoid swimming in unauthorized areas due to strong currents and potential wildlife encounters.

This developing story is being monitored closely. Updates will be provided as further information becomes available.


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