Plea to help locate missing man last seen in Costa Almeria hospital

WHEREABOUTS UKNOWN: Gareth was last seen on February 8. CREDIT: Sarah Lamble

A EURO Weekly News reader has asked for the public’s help in locating a man who has not been seen since he walked out of the Torrecardenas hospital in Almeria city without being discharged last Saturday February 8.

The UK Consulate in Malaga informed Sarah Lamble that Gareth Richard Brayley was in a minor car accident on February 5 on the way between Almeria airport and Mojacar, and was taken to the Torrecardenas because he seemed disoriented.

The UK Consulate is involved in the case, as is the Guardia Civil.


Adding to Sarah’s distress, a representative from a car rental company at Almeria airport has since seeing the report about Gareth on the EWN website and social media contacted her to say she saw him before he went to the hospital, and that he had no baggage, no phone charger and none of his medication even though he was meant to stay for a month.

Gareth appears to have the onset of dementia and so is vulnerable, Sarah told EWN, and the car rental company staff member did confirm to Sarah he seemed confused.

It also appears that he is now significantly thinner that he looks in the photograph and has grey hair.

Gareth was born in Twickenham in 1946. He is described as just over six foot, with blue eyes.

Sarah has not spoken to him since January 28 and there has been no response to numerous phone calls.

Anyone with information as to Gareth’s whereabouts can call Sarah or Robin Lamble on UK phone (44) 794 970 2691 or Spanish mobile 602 469 425, or email them at [email protected]


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