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People Who Just Disappear (Go Missing)

The corpse may have been blown and half devoured when found - I'm not sure why we should be told about it if that is the case?
First I heard about the finding of the body was that the deputy mayor was giving an interview about the search, possibly from a boat, and the body was spotted over his shoulder on the hill when the recording was being edited for transmission.

One wonders what was actually seen and whether the glinting watch is a compassionate euphemism chosen to spare the family's feeling.
 
Also, we'll soon come across accounts by tourists of having sat under a beach umbrella with a cooling cocktail next to the fence adjacent to where the stricken Mosley was lying prostrate while the merciless sun beat down.

Once one pipes up we'll hear from about 50.
 
Two more missing on Greek Islands

A second US citizen has mysteriously disappeared on a Greek island, just days after a former American police officer also went missing.

Eric Calibet, a 59 year old American tourist, vanished on Tuesday after embarking on a solo hike on the Greek island of Amorgos. According to Greek media, the ex-policeman departed from the port settlement of Aegiali, located on the north west of the island, shortly after 7am on Tuesday.

It's believed he was en route to Katapola, the island's primary port situated on the west side. The trek should take approximately four hours from his starting point, but when he failed to return after eight hours, a worried friend reported him missing.

A search operation was initiated on Tuesday afternoon with additional support summoned from Naxos island. Police have also sought data from mobile service providers in an attempt to pinpoint the man's last known whereabouts. Authorities have been unable to reach Calibet via either of his two mobile phones

Greek officials are currently also searching for an American tourist who was last seen at a tavern in Mathraki, situated on the western side of Corfu. The man had been staying with a friend of Greek-American descent, as reported by ABC news. Alarm bells were raised when he didn't return home on Thursday.

The friend discovered the house's door ajar, lights switched on and the air conditioning unit running. The man's US identification and other travel documents were reportedly missing too.
 
Two more missing on Greek Islands

A second US citizen has mysteriously disappeared on a Greek island, just days after a former American police officer also went missing.

There have also been several known deaths in relation to the heatwave Greece is currently experiencing, but the press seem much more interested in the missing cases, presumably because they can spice up what would otherwise be a fairly predictable, and therefore less newsworthy story with a little bit of mystery.

In regard to the missing: I can't help wondering if the searchers jobs are being made more difficult because in trying to find shelter in cool spots, or spots they imagine will be cooler, stricken individuals are, in the very process of doing so, actually hiding themselves from view.
 
Here's a Guardian article on tourists who vanish on Greek islands.
Seems the visitors have set off on strenuous walks in the current unusually high temperatures and shortly succumbed to the heat.

US tourist found dead on Greek island near Corfu and three others missing

A missing US tourist has been found dead on a beach on a small Greek island west of Corfu, local media reported.
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This was the latest in a string of recent cases in which tourists on the Greek islands have died or gone missing. Some, if not all, had set out on hikes in very hot temperatures.

Interestingly, near the end of the piece we find mention of Michael Mosley -

Dr Michael Mosley, a noted British television presenter and author, was found dead last Sunday on the island of Symi. A coroner concluded that he had died the previous Wednesday, shortly after going for a hike over difficult, rocky terrain.
 
The BBC R4 PM (news) programme has an item on deaths from the heat on the Greek islands, as mentioned above.
Seems that the regular warnings are issued about the excessive heat are in Greek, as you'd expect, which isn't much use for Brits.
Though you'd expect the tourists to hear about them form their hosts or friends.
 
That assumes that common sense is in the world in abundance. Sadly seems in very short supply in today's world.
The expression Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun originated with Rudyard Kipling.
Noel Coward then ran with it.

The mad dogs concept is so deeply embedded in British culture, you'd think we'd stop and think before wandering off in the blistering heat. :dunno:

 
Here's the BBC page on the children missing after visiting Thorpe Park.

Three children missing after day out at Thorpe Park


Police have issued an urgent appeal to help locate three missing children in Surrey.

Khandi, 14, Amelia, nine, and Malik, seven, were reported missing at about 19:00 BST on Monday after a day out at Thorpe Park in Chertsey.

All three were last seen walking towards Staines town centre at about 15:17, Surrey Police said.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to contact police.

It is believed they may have travelled to London, police added.

I have many questions and of course some ideas about what's gone on.

Where are the children's parents in this?
Who took them to Thorpe Park and why weren't they taken home afterwards?
Why is the older girl with them when only the two younger children are related? Who put her in charge of them?
How do the police know they are heading for London?
 
Here's the BBC page on the children missing after visiting Thorpe Park.

Three children missing after day out at Thorpe Park




I have many questions and of course some ideas about what's gone on.

Where are the children's parents in this?
Who took them to Thorpe Park and why weren't they taken home afterwards?
Why is the older girl with them when only the two younger children are related? Who put her in charge of them?
How do the police know they are heading for London?
All valid points there Scargs.

They were last seen at 15.17 walking towards Stains town centre. That means they would have finished school for the day, but why would a primary school let a 9 year old and a 7 year old out of the school grounds without adult supervision..?.
 
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Here's the BBC page on the children missing after visiting Thorpe Park.

Three children missing after day out at Thorpe Park




I have many questions and of course some ideas about what's gone on.

Where are the children's parents in this?
Who took them to Thorpe Park and why weren't they taken home afterwards?
Why is the older girl with them when only the two younger children are related? Who put her in charge of them?
How do the police know they are heading for London?

Looks like this is a breaking story, I expect they will turn up in the next 12 hours.

If not this is serious.
 
All valid points there Scargs.

They were last seen at 15.17 walking towards Stains town centre. That means they would have finished school for the day, but why would a primary school let a 9 year old and a 7 year old out of the school grounds without out adult supervision..?.
Do you mean, they wouldn't look out of place as in they should be in school! but having the older girl with them looked suspicious?
I'd certainly be wondering.

How are they getting to London? Public transport staff would be suspicious.
 
Here's the BBC page on the children missing after visiting Thorpe Park.

Three children missing after day out at Thorpe Park




I have many questions and of course some ideas about what's gone on.

Where are the children's parents in this?
Who took them to Thorpe Park and why weren't they taken home afterwards?
Why is the older girl with them when only the two younger children are related? Who put her in charge of them?
How do the police know they are heading for London?
As is usual now, half a story.
 
Surely they could triangulate his rough position by using data from the phone masts his phone was connected to?

I do hope they find him in time.

Edit: I've just read the article.
 
Latest is that the police knocked on his mother's door and advised her to get over there.
 
Another new case:

Jay’s friend Lucy Mae – who had gone to the island with him to attend the NRG music festival – has said Jay had gone to stay with people he had met on a night out, in the north-west of the island.

She has said she was called by him shortly before 09:00 on Monday to say he was trying to make the 10-hour walk back to their accommodation in the south of the island, but needed water and had only 1% battery life left on his phone.

The call then cut out and Jay has not been seen or heard from since.

His last known location was on a path in the mountainous Rural de Teno national park in the north-west of the island.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c0335xe9770o
 
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