Police searching for missing British tourist in Negev

Oliver McAfee, 29, went missing near a hiking trail in Mitzpe Ramon late last month.

January 10, 2018 16:09
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Police searching for missing British tourist in Negev

A recent image of missing person Oliver McAfee.. (photo credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)


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The police are asking for the public’s aid as it continues an exhaustive search for a missing male British tourist last seen in the Negev.
Oliver McAfee, 29, was last seen on November 21 in Mitzpe Ramon, near a hiking trail.

According to police, Interpol was initially contacted after his bicycle and other personal belongings were found and no one claimed them.
“On November 24, his family filed an official missing person’s report and an investigation was opened,” said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.

“A number of his belongings were found and a number of his belongings are missing, including his phone, sleeping bag, tent and passport. We’re still looking in all directions to see what happened to him.”

Police are requesting that if anyone has seen McAfee, or knows of his whereabouts, they immediately contact the Dimona Police Station at (08) 654-3444.

In the meantime, Rosenfeld said his disappearance remains unclear.

“He might have left things behind to go off on a two- or three-week hike,” Rosenfeld said. “But we don’t know for sure, and it’s difficult to understand what happened. I think he is probably lost.”

McAfee is described as thin, with curly ginger hair down to his shoulders, a goatee and glasses.

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