Family of Norwich backpacker Aiden Webb says loss is ‘indescribable’ following his death in Vietnam

Aiden Webb.

Aiden Webb. - Credit: Submitted

The family of Norfolk climber Aiden Webb who was found dead in Vietnam on Thursday has said their 'loss is indescribable'.

Aiden Webb. Photo: Facebook

Aiden Webb. Photo: Facebook - Credit: Archant

The 22-year-old went missing six days earlier after setting of alone to climb Fansipan mountain, Vietnam's highest peak.

His aunt, Lisa Shaw, said the family are 'heartbroken' and paid tribute to her nephew in a Facebook post.

She said: 'His smile, his personality, his love, his acting and his love for adventures just makes him truly memorable.'

Ms Shaw also thanked everyone who helped in the search for the former City of Norwich School pupil and people who had sent messages of condolence.


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Local media have reported that his body has now been returned to his father, Trever Webb, from Attleborough, following a post-mortem.

Mr Webb's body was found down a ravine on the 10,312ft Fansipan mountain on Thursday lunchtime local time, six days after he set out to climb it alone.

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Despite rescuers' best efforts, drone cameras and a widely shared social media appeal, they found the body of the Anglia Ruskin University graduate near Sin Chai village, at the foot of the mountain, at 7am UK time.

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