Appeal over missing Spanish man on Skiathos - 31 Aug 2012 (Athens News article)
José Maria Benito Sánchez was last seen when he went out for his usual walk around 1pm on August 22 on Skiathos
The family of a 55-year-old Spanish-Belgian national, who has been missing on the island of Skiathos since August 22, has issued an appeal to the public to assist in finding him.
José Maria Benito Sánchez, who lives in Brussels, went out for his usual walk around 1pm on August 22 in the area of Agia Paraskevi, where he was holidaying with his family and friends, but failed to return.
At 6pm his wife reported his disappearance to the police.
Officers searched the surrounding area with the help of the together with the fire brigade and a sniffer dog. A private helicopter was also hired to join in the search.
A police chief returned in a helicopter that evening with a team of ten people. They searched until Saturday morning when they called off their search when they were called to attend to local wildfires.
Benito, who has a heart condition, does not have any of his medication with im, which means he may now have a serious coronary problem or appear confused or disorientated.
His family fears that he may have lost his memory or have left the island on a ferry.
When Benito disappeared he was wearing Bermuda shorts, a light-blue short-sleeved shirt and sandals.
He is of medium height, well-built and has dark hair.
His family would appreciate if anyone who may have seen him reporting this to the police.
Contacts: His wife, Enma Alvarez, may be reached at +30-6986-849-687 (until Saturday) or in Brussels on +32-2-346-37-04/+32-478-578-188. His sister Milagros Benito may be reached in Madrid on +34-479-4129/+34-616-883257