Police and Lochaber mountain rescue in search for missing Slovakian tourist

Tomas Gafrik, pictured, from Slovakia, has not been seen or heard from since Thursday. NO F09 misper gafrik (2)
Tomas Gafrik, pictured, from Slovakia, has not been seen or heard from since Thursday. NO F09 misper gafrik (2)

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Police in Lochaber are appealing for information to help trace Tomas Gafrik, who has been reported missing after travelling to the area.

The 40-year-old from Slovakia arrived in Scotland at Edinburgh Airport on Tuesday February 18.

He contacted family in his home country on Thursday February 20, sending images which indicated he had spent the previous night near the Halfway Lochan on Ben Nevis and intended to continue to the summit that day. He has been out of contact since and he has now been reported missing.

Searches have been ongoing on Ben Nevis since Sunday February 23, involving Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team and a Coastguard helicopter.

Mr Gafrik is described as being 1.86m tall and of medium build with short brown hair. He is believed to have been wearing a grey jacket and carrying a green and yellow rucksack.

Sergeant Michael Bell of Fort William Police Station said: ‘Tomas has not been in contact with his family since Thursday and we are growing increasingly concerned for him.

‘I would ask anyone who may have seen him at any time since he arrived in Scotland on Tuesday, whether that is on Ben Nevis or elsewhere to let us know as soon as possible.

‘If you can help please call 101, quoting incident 2681 of February 23.’

 

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Tomas Gafrik, pictured, from Slovakia, has not been seen or heard from since Thursday.

NO F09 misper gafrik (2)