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British adventurer feared murdered by robbers in Mongolia
Central Asia | incidents | 10:02, 13 September 2016 | 8021

AKIPRESS.COM - 3838B73D00000578-3784307-image-m-17_1473628109584 A British adventurer is feared to have been murdered during an expedition across Mongolia, according to Daily Mail.

Steve Nash, an experienced paraglider pilot, was robbed of his passport and wallet before he was killed in a senseless attack, his friend claims.

The 53-year-old, from Helsby, Cheshire, was hiking and paragliding across remote terrain with his friend and fellow pilot Gareth Aston when he was reportedly targeted by assailants.

Local authorities are said to be investigating the incident.

Friend Malcolm Grace said that Nash's wife Shirley first became concerned when his satellite tracking device stopped updating his route online.

He said: "There was no end-of-day "OK" message. The last track-point showed him stopped in themiddle of a valley... Some hours later we got the devastating news from Gareth that Steve had been killed and robbed. His passport and his money were missing. Everything else was still there, including his paraglider – packed in his backpack."

Nash is believed to have flown in Mongolia before and had returned to traverse the Khangai Nuruu mountain range.

Nash had twice competed in the Red Bull X-Alps race, considered to be one of the world's toughest adventure races. Participants must complete a 1,000-km route across the mountain range by foot or paraglider.

He was also a member of the Nova Paragliding Team.

A Foreign Office spokesman speaking on behalf of the British Embassy in Ulaanbaatar said: "We are in contact with Mongolian authorities regarding the death of a British national, and are providing support and advice to the family at this difficult time."

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