Body of missing British man found in St Elizabeth after four-day search
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — Residents in the Ballard’s Valley area of St Elizabeth have reportedly discovered the unresponsive body of a British man, four days after he went missing during a nature walk.
The man, Robert Dyer, 60, said to be diabetic, arrived in the island on Friday and was reportedly staying with his brother. The senior citizen reportedly told relatives that he was going for a nature walk on Sunday.
Dyer was reportedly found unresponsive in a vegetated area.
Observer Online understands that he last communicated with relatives about 1:00 pm on Monday to say he got lost.
A source told Observer Online that Dyer’s walking stick was found about 2:00 am on Thursday.
“The people found his walking stick and decided that they were going to push out early on Thursday to continue the search. He was found close to Bull Savannah, so it seems as if he made a wrong turn,” the source said.
Efforts to get an update on the latest development from the head of the St Elizabeth police, Acting Superintendent Coleridge Minto, were unsuccessful up to press time.
On Tuesday, Minto said citizens of Ballards Valley, the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Airway and the canine division were assisting in the search.
“We have already gone through miles of terrain and the search is still ongoing as we continue our efforts to locate this individual,” he had said.
Minto on Wednesday said scores of police personnel were among a search team.
He said drones were also used during the search.