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The body of 22-year-old Israeli hiker Hila Livne, who disappeared in Kyrgyzstan earlier this week, was found on Friday.

Livne’s family was notified of her death, said the Foreign Ministry.

The Israeli Clal Insurance rescue team located Livne’s body in a gorge in the area where she had been hiking. She had reportedly fallen from a cliff in the Sari-Chalak nature reserve and was killed.

The 22-year-old was hiking in a four-person group including herself, an Israeli man, and two French nationals.

During a mountain trek, the group lost contact with Livne after the Israeli man fell off a cliff. The man was rescued by his fellow hikers without suffering any serious injury.

The search and rescue efforts were coordination by Clal Insurance, the Israeli Foreign Ministry and the Israeli consulate in Astana in neighboring Kazakhstan.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Yom Kippur in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

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