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Body Found In Search For Missing Hiker Who Called For Help After Snake Bite

A body has been found in the search for a missing hiker who called for help over a snake bite on Sunday.

WA man Nathan Scattini, 41, has not been heard from since Sunday, when he made a panicked phone call to Triple Zero complaining about a snakebite.

He wasn't able to confirm his whereabouts but police tracked his phone signal to an area of bushland in the Kemlscott area, about thirty minutes south of Perth.

A major operation to find Scattini launched, pulling together dozens of police and about 45 State Emergency Services.

SES volunteers searched bushland for the missing man. Photo: 10 News First.

His mother, Martine Scattini, who had flown in from Kalgoorlie, made an emotional plea for her son to return.

"Nathan if you're possibly watching this, please know that we love you, we want you to come home," she said.

"Or if there's anything else out there who's seen Nathan, or knows his whereabouts in the last couple of days, please notify the police."

Martine Scattini makes an emotional plea for her son's safe return. Photo: 10 News First.

Sadly, a body believed to be Scattini's was found at about 6pm on Tuesday.

The circumstances around the death are not known, although police said from the Triple Zero call, it was clear Scattini was in need of medical help.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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