THE body of Australian skier Scott McKay has been located, almost two months after he went missing at a northern Japan ski resort.
Mr McKay, 27, an IT business owner from Brisbane, has been missing since February 20 this year, when he was last seen leaving a bar during a holiday at Niseko ski resort on Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island.
Details were still vague at the time Powderlife published this story, but in an email issued today by the Niseko Promotion Board, the Kutchan Tourism Organisation reported, "…that the missing Australian Scott McKay has been found in the Kabayama area, past the lodge where he was staying."
The email also stated that, "the organised community searches on April 16 and 17 have been cancelled."
Mr McKay is said to have been partying with friends at Niseko’s night time hotspot Wild Bill’s, until he was last seen leaving the bar by himself about 1.30am on Friday, February 20.
Worries arose when Mr McKay did not return home, after his friends followed the same route home only 15 minutes later.
Several searches by volunteers and authorities have been conducted since Mr McKay went missing, but until today came up with no clues as to his whereabouts.
* Powderlife will bring you further details as more information comes to hand.