Man from Cumbria Missing in Greece



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Roger Bainbridge, 67, from Kendal, went missing while on holiday on the island of Paxos.

He decided to go for a walk alone, and was last seen taking the ferry to a nearby island, Antipaxos, on Thursday September 26. Since then, efforts are being made in order to locate him.

A search of the island by local people and the police failed. A helicopter was dispatched from Athens and a thermal imaging helicopter joined the team, but still no trace of him was found.

According to the Evening Mail, the Greek police may have to cooperate with a senior officer from Cumbria in order to spot the missing man.

His son, Ian Bainbridge, states: “Time is of the essence. We just need to know what’s going on. Not knowing anything is scary. We are trying to keep as calm as possible. None of the most likely explanations add up. If he had gone swimming and got into trouble then some of his belongings would have been found on the beach. It’s just bizarre.”

A Greek Embassy Spokesman confirms that they have no clue of what happened to him, and are just focusing on finding him.

At the time of his disappearance the pensioner was visiting his sister, Maggie Cooper, who lives on the island of Paxos.