Waterfall Death: Tributes Paid To Josh Furber

Waterfall Death: Tributes Paid To Josh Furber

The British tourist who died after falling from a waterfall has been named as Josh Furber.

The 20-year-old, reportedly from Runcorn in Cheshire, had been living near Sydney's Bondi Beach with friends.

He died on Sunday afternoon whilst on a walk in the Blue Mountains near Sydney when he slipped over the edge of Wentworth Falls, according to police.

In the weeks before his death, Mr Furber had written on Twitter about how he loved living in Australia.

One tweet said: "The world is a beautiful place." In others he wrote about walking on the beach, living his dreams and being excited for New Year's Eve in Sydney.

Friends have paid tribute on Twitter and Facebook.

One wrote: "Still shocked!! Can't believe it! RIP @JoshFurb thinking of you an your family!!"

Another posted: "Madness RIP @JoshFurb taken way to soon still shocked. At least he died living what most people dream of. Sending love to his family."

New South Wales police said Mr Furber, a student at Leeds Metropolitan University, had travelled to the mountains with friends for a walk and a picnic.

He is believed to have fallen around 100 metres after slipping on rocks.

A police spokeswoman described the area as "extremely rugged and difficult to access".

The Blue Mountains national park is about 37 miles west of Sydney and covers around a million hectares, according to the Destination New South Wales website.

A World Heritage site, the landscape of huge cliffs, deep rainforest gullies, sandstone canyons and waterfalls forms part of the traditional country of the Aboriginal people.

Wentworth Falls is a three-tiered waterfall near a town of the same name.

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