Mo­tor­cy­clist’s body found in out­back

Pilbara News - - News - Lisa Thomas

Friends of Daniel Price have paid trib­ute to the 31-year-old who was rid­ing his bike from Dar­win to Kar­ratha when he trag­i­cally died.

Mr Price’s friends paid trib­ute to the pas­sion­ate mo­tor­cy­clist on Fri­day, say­ing he was loved by ev­ery­one.

Tony Neil­son worked with Mr Price, pic­tured, for the past two years in Kar­ratha and said it was a huge loss.

He said Mr Price was an ex­pe­ri­enced camper and mo­tor­cy­clist.

“He had pre­vi­ously taken his bike from WA to Can­berra across the Nullar­bor,” he said. “It’s a very sad day. “He had a heart of pure gold and would do any­thing for any­one.”

Mr Price’s body was found on Satur­day by po­lice in the re­mote east Kim­ber­ley af­ter a two-day search.

His fam­ily called po­lice af­ter he failed to turn up to work in Kar­ratha on Thurs­day.

Mr Price had sent a text mes­sage last Mon­day in­di­cat­ing he would be tak­ing dirt tracks through the Kim­ber­ley on his 2016 1000cc black Honda African twin mo­tor­cy­cle.

He was driv­ing the Gibb River Road and had camp­ing equip­ment.

For­mer col­league and friend Dwayne Wor­thing­ton said he al­ways had a smile on his face

“He was the kind of bloke that no one could say a bad word about,” he said.

“When we worked in Kar­ratha to­gether he would go off on lit­tle ad­ven­tures on his day off.

“He was al­ways liv­ing life to the fullest and that’s some­thing I ad­mired about him.”

On Satur­day af­ter­noon, po­lice con­firmed the tragic dis­cov­ery and it’s be­lieved they are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the pos­si­bil­ity that Mr Price’s bike broke down and he ran out of wa­ter.

“I have sad news that a de­ceased per­son match­ing Daniel Price’s de­scrip­tion has been lo­cated in a very re­mote part of the East Kim­ber­ley,” East Kim­ber­ley In­spec­tor Greg Crofts said.

“We are con­fi­dent we can put a halt to any fur­ther search­ing. The search team in­volved pass on our deep­est sym­pa­thy to Daniel’s par­ents, fam­ily and dear friends.”

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