Desert survival expert missing

Eight months after being found shot, Nir Gur is missing again.

June 16, 2010 08:48
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Nir Gur

Nir Gur 311. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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The 61-year-old desert survival expert, Nir Gur was reported missing on Wednesday.

Eight months ago Gur was found in the Golan, naked with a gun shot wound to his head.  He barely survived and was unconscious for a month.  When he awoke he had no recollection of how he came to be in that state.

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Haifa police announced on Wednesday that they were gathering at the Kiryat Eliezer stadium before setting out to find him,  a police helicopter is due to assist in the search. There have been reports of sightings in the Golan, Ashdod and Haifa areas. 

Nir Gur is 1.73 meters tall with short white hair, a French beard, is wearing "Source" rubber sandals, old gray military shorts and a light blue backpack.

Gur was due to attend a meeting at Seminar Hakibutzim on Tuesday but never arrived.  His partner reported him missing Wednesday morning.  His mobile phone is switched off.

His son told Army Radio that he believes that someone is trying to harm his father. 

Gur is a former director of the Ein Gedi field school and created a desert survival center which gave courses for young people, including courses designed to help youths with emotional problems.  He is not known to have enemies.

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