Motorcyclist’s body found in outback
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.”