Norwich climber Aiden Webb died after falling down waterfall

Aiden Webb died in Vietnam. Pic: Submitted.

Aiden Webb died in Vietnam. Pic: Submitted. - Credit: Submitted

Investigations into the death of Norwich backpacker Aiden Webb have shown the keen climber died after falling down a waterfall on the Fansipan mountain in Vietnam.

Norwich climber Aiden Webb. Photo: Facebook

Norwich climber Aiden Webb. Photo: Facebook - Credit: Archant

The 22-year-old had set out alone to climb the country's highest peak on June 2, and a week later his body was found after a huge search and rescue operation was launched.The former City of Norwich School pupil and Anglia Ruskin University graduate had been an accomplished climber, but concerns were sparked when family lost contact with him on June 3.

His girlfriend Bluebell Baughan confirmed on the weekend Aiden had died after slipping from a waterfall.

'Aiden's body was found on the 9th of June by a team of seven comprising of Sapa police, military police and local men,' she said.

'An investigation was made following the recovery of Aiden's body. The findings show that around 7am on the 4th of June Aiden fell down a 18 meter waterfall, he died upon impact with the water of the plunge pool at its base.

'Aiden is now back in the UK where his family are making the necessary arrangements.'

Ms Baughan also thanked all those involved in the rescue effort, which lasted for several days and involved around 200 police and forestry officers along with locals, on behalf of the whole family.

'The parents of Aiden Webb would like to express their gratitude and gratefulness to all those involved in the search and recovery of their son,' she added, thanking the local emergency services, their translator, the drone team and the immigration office.

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She also thanked friends Phil and Hoa, along with villagers from Xin Chai and Cat Cat for their 'care and compassion'.

'We would also like to thank all those who showed their care and support through messages and efforts in sharing the news,' she said.

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