A nature tour guide who went missing eight months ago before being found with a
serious gunshot wound mysteriously vanished again this week.
ago, Nir Gur, 61, an expert on nature hikes and a renowned tour guide, was found
shot in the head in the Golan Heights. A father of seven, Gur recovered from
that incident and told police he had no recollection of what happened.
Tuesday morning, Gur left his Kiryat Haim home en route to Tel Aviv for a series
of meetings, but never showed up.
His cell phone has been switched off
and Gur’s family are consumed by the fear that harm has come to him
“We are in the dark, and we fear that the same person who tried to
harm him last time is trying to do it again,” Gur’s son, Alon, told the Walla
news Web site.
Police on Thursday launched a nationwide search for Gur,
as officers fanned out across the Kiryat Haim region north of Haifa.
the public have reported seeing the missing man, but none of the reports
far led to Gur, police said.
During his disappearance in 2009, Gur was
last seen at Masada, near the Dead Sea, before vanishing. His vehicle
recovered by police in the Karmiel area.
Search teams made up of rescue
officials and volunteers scoured the Judean Desert and the North before
found by tourists in the Golan