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Search For 'Experienced' Bushwalker Who Went Missing During Hike With Friends

A bushwalker has gone missing after he became separated from his friends in bushland in northern NSW.

Searchers will comb parts of the New England National Park at Darkwood for 43-year-old Alexander James after he went missing during a three-day hike with three friends on the weekend.

Police said on Friday night, the first evening of the hike, Mr James went off alone to look for his own campsite.

His friends couldn't find him the next morning and they assumed the experienced bushwalker had gone ahead on his own.

However, when Mr James failed to show up at a meeting point at Cool Creek Crossing by Sunday afternoon, they raised the alarm.

Searchers are due to look for Mr James on Monday.

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