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Body of skier found in Snowy Mountains on third day of police search in Kosciuszko National Park

The body of a skier missing in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains region since Sunday has been found.

Crews had been searching for a missing 23-year-old Canberra man for three days.

He set out in Kosciuszko National Park from Guthega on Saturday morning but failed to return the following day, prompting his family to alert NSW Police.

The man was described as an experienced skier.

The man's car was located by Police at Guthega in the national park on Sunday afternoon.

Aerial search finds body

Police said a body was spotted from the air on Monday afternoon but the helicopter was unable to land due to the terrain.

"PolAir located a person in a remote area of Watsons Crags yesterday afternoon," NSW Police said in a statement.

"Due to steep terrain and hazardous weather conditions, both PolAir and another emergency service helicopter were unable to land or use winching capabilities."

Today specialist police were winched down to the ground where a man's body was found.

It is believed to be that of the missing man.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

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