Missing British man Joe Tilley found dead at foot of waterfall in Colombia

A British man has been found dead a week after going missing in Colombia, his family confirmed.

Joe Tilley, from Leicester, was found at the foot of a waterfall in the south-western Putumayo region on Saturday.

The discovery of his body at Fin del Mundo waterfall came a week after a search was launched to find the 24-year-old.

Relatives flew to Colombia after he was reported missing by a travelling companion.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said it was assisting his family.

Joe Tilley was found dead in Colombia (@Findjoetilley/Facebook)

News of Mr Tilley’s death was announced on Facebook page Find Joe Tilley on Sunday.

A statement said: “At 11.30am Local Colombian time on Saturday the 12th of May, Joe was found at the lower part of the waterfall. 

“The search team have suggested he fell. 

A search party hunting for Joe Tilley last week (@Findjoetilley/Facebook)

“Please give his family continued peace at this hard time.”

A crowdfunding page has been set up to raise £4,500 to bring Mr Tilley’s body back to the UK.

The statement added: “The cost of getting Joe back home is £4,500. Thank you all so much for your donations so far, but if you could still share the gofundme page to help raise the funds needed to bring Joe home and also a help towards the funeral costs.”

Mr Tilley starred in TV documentary Jungletown aired on Vice TV, according to the Sun.

It featured an America entrepreneur and hundreds of young people as they tried to build the world’s “most sustainable modern town” deep in the Panamanian jungle.

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