Still missing is the 73year old British National, John Tossell, as search and rescue teams combed the Mountain of Skopos again yesterday till night fall.
Police, Port Authorities, the Fire Department and also the 6th Special Disaster Response unit from Patra, have all joined forces to help locate the unfortunate visitor. A police helicopter was also brought in to fly over the difficult parts of terrain.
After posting our story on Zakynthos Informer a lot of our members were concerned and asked if they could help in any way or form, one of those members was Dominik Rosner, a professional photographer, offering to help with his drone.
The terrain in the area is very rugged and almost impossible by foot and an extra drone in these types of conditions would be of great help. Immediately our team got him connected to the Fire Department so that his drone could be put to use.
Unfortunately, the no-zone limitations would not allow his drone to operate over some of the Skopo area, but teams with tracker dogs were painfully going over the area in hope they might find something. As night fell the teams were disappointed that they have not found our visitor but are determined to continue the search today
We must remind you that the man at the time of his missing report was wearing a khaki hat, a light blue T-shirt and beige knee length shorts.
It is believed he left for hiking up towards Mt. Skopo, he met up with another hiker on the way up and both reaching the canteen area stopped for a bottle of water, the hiker returned alone, however, Mr Tossell’s movements went unnoticed and until up till now the search for his location still continues.