Qld family mourns Jason Scorer
It is understood police informed Dr James Scorer and his wife, Heather Scorer, that the 20-year-old was found dead in Rome’s Tiber River about 5.45pm Wednesday Australian time.
Jason's body was found in the river after he apparently fell from a bridge during a pub crawl.
Mr Scorer is understood to have had a severe head wound but the cause of death is yet to be established.
Spanish Steps Pub Crawl organiser Dimiter Tzonev said Mr Scorer was among 80 people taking part in a pub crawl on Tuesday night.
He said that during the night of the pub crawl other partygoers saw him walking on the edge of a bridge.
“I was not there at the time but some people at the party told me they pulled him from the edge of a bridge,” Mr Tzonev said.
“He was really intoxicated, apparently.
"He was travelling with another guy but he must have left before the end of the tour.
“(Jason) made it all the way. At the end of the tour he left on his own and never made it back to the place he was staying.”
Mr Tzonev said Mr Scorer did not enter the final club, Apocalypse but was seen by staff members outside it.
“At this stage there is (sic) no witnesses who can say whether it was an accident or if anyone pushed him - personally I think it was an accident,” Mr Tzonev said.
Mr Scorer won a beer-drinking competition at the first pub, he said.
Australian authorities are working with Italian police to obtain more information.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade consular staff in Canberra are working with his family who live the Kawana area.
Qld man found dead in Rome