Benedict Allen rescued with suspected malaria in Papua New Guinea

British explorer has been picked up by helicopter from remote airstrip days after going missing, agent confirms

An explorer who was feared lost in the Papua New Guinean jungle has been rescued with suspected malaria five days after he went missing.

Benedict Allen, who has made programmes for the BBC, had gone travelling in an attempt to find the Yaifo tribe, one of the few left in the world that has little to no contact with outsiders, and which he first visited 30 years ago.

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