Body of Missing Bushwalker Discovered in Champion Lakes

A body has been discovered in bushland near Champion Lakes in the search of a missing bushwalker who claimed he had been bitten by a snake.

The body had been found near Mustang Road and is believed to be that of Nathan Scattini just after 6pm.

Mr Scattini claimed he had suffered a snake bite after calling triple zero but was unable to tell the operator his location.

He had been missing for 48 hours.

WA Police and the SES began an extensive search for Mr Scattini in Kelmscott before increasing the search.

Police have not yet formally identified the body.

A post mortem will reveal whether the death was caused by a snake bite or another instance.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

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