search team in Nepal discovered Sunday the body of 22-year-old Israeli trekker Or Asraf who had been missing since last Saturday when a 7.9 magnitude earthquake devastated the Himalayan country.
Asraf was the only Israeli to lose his life in the quake which has killed more than 7,000 people. His family confirmed on Sunday that they had been officially notified of his death.
The discovery of Asraf\’s body came after travel documents belonging to him were found earlier Sunday near where he had last been seen in the Langtang area of Nepal just one hour before the earthquake struck.
The IDF, together with the Nepalese Army, ZAKA and Hatzalah, had combed the area for the last three days, based on information they received from trekkers who were in the area at the time, some of whom saw Asraf prior to the quake.
Members of the elite Egoz reconnaissance unit of Asraf’s Golani Brigade and his father, Patrick, were also in Nepal helping with the search.