Authorities search for Israeli missing in Chile for 1 week

April 24, 2013 20:13


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An Israeli tourist from Rishon Lezion has been missing for nearly a week in Chile, Channel 2 reported on Wednesday.

Erez Sapkier, 24, was last seen at the Puyehue National Park in the Andes Mountains on Thursday, the Foreign Ministry confirmed, according to the report.

Sapkier's brother Shaul took to his Facebook page to enlist the help of the public in finding Erez. He stated that Sapkier was last seen by friends with whom he was traveling.

The Foreign Ministry stated that "at this stage the youth has been declared missing and the search for him has commenced. The Israeli Embassy in Chile is is involved and is in contact with all of the relevant parties.

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