Fears are growing for an English traveller who has been missing in Peru for more than a week. Harry Greaves from Shropshire, had been travelling while visiting friends in Pisac, near Coscou.
He told friends he wanted to spend a day by himself on a mountain on 7 April. They expected to see him on 10 April, but the 29-year-old failed to return.
A rescue team has searched the mountain for him without success, Sky News reports. The Lucie Blackman Trust, which supports Britons in crisis abroad, said on its website: "He attended a permaculture course before heading into the jungle with a group. He sent two very positive and happy emails home and seemed to be enjoying his time there.
"Harry does often desire to travel alone and he is very practical, self-reliant and used to outward bound activities. He set out with full travelling kit including tent and sleeping bag. However, a thorough search of the area he intended to visit has been made without success."
"Whilst it may be that he decided to explore another area than previously planned, concern is mounting for Harry's safety and well-being." His sister, Ellen Greaves, said: 'He's done a number of outdoor trips before. We understand he went with provisions - with a tent and food.'
'We've contacted the Foreign Office here. Interpol now know all the details and, out there, his friends have contacted the local police, local bus stations, local taxis.' The furniture maker's sister added that it was "out of character" for him to not be in touch for so long.