Missing man found near Jalon home

Missing man found
RESCUE: Octogenarian was partially hidden by vines Photo credit: Guardia Civil

THE Guardia Civil located an 88-year-old Dutch national who had been missing for almost 24 hours from his Jalon home.

A friend raised the alarm at 6pm on Friday last week after she found that he was not at home and although he had gone out earlier that day, his keys, walker and shopping bags were all there, she told police.

The search by led by the Jalon and Calpe Guardia Civil officers, a handler with a sniffer dog, and an Air Service helicopter, lasted for 20 hours before the missing man was found at 2pm on Saturday, approximately 800 metres from his home.


Partially hidden by vines, the octogenarian was severely dehydrated and had a suspected broken hip but was in a stable condition when he was transferred to Denia hospital, Guardia Civil sources revealed afterwards.

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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