Body of missing Australian man Rye Hunt found on beach in Brazil

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has confirmed the body of missing Australian man Rye Hunt has been found washed up on a beach in Brazil.

The 25-year-old was last seen on CCTV checking into a Copacabana Beach apartment after arriving at Rio de Janeiro Airport on May 21.

On Thursday, a man’s body was found washed up on a beach roughly 25 kilometres away from Rio.


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Ms Bishop on Saturday confirmed that the body was in fact that of Australian citizen, Rye Duval Hunt.

Mr Hunt’s family have been informed and will now work with officials from the Australian Embassy in Rio to return Rye’s body home to Australia.