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Search in Grampians National Park after hikers report grisly discovery

Police are searching for a body in a national park in Victoria’s west after hikers reported seeing human remains while bushwalking.

The hikers reported the find to police on Monday afternoon after returning from bushwalking in the Grampians National Park.

A police spokeswoman confirmed on Tuesday that a search was under way in the Grampians for human remains. Police are being assisted by the State Emergency Service.

Brody Stewart, the deputy controller of the SES’s Stawell Unit, said the hikers who made the report were helpingĀ search crews on Tuesday to locate the spot where they saw the remains.

“Last night, the Stawell SES were requested by police to assist with a body recovery,” Mr Stewart said.

“We had guys go out there, they weren’t able to locate anything so at this stage they have gone back out this morning with assistance from the Dunkeld unit.”

The search was centred around the Borough Huts camp-ground area, in Bellfield and south of Halls Gap.

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