Shropshire

Family flies to Peru to find missing Shropshire tourist

Harry Greaves Image copyright Greaves family
Image caption Harry Greaves' family says he has been on several outdoor holidays

The family of a tourist missing in Peru has flown out to South America to help search for him.

Harry Greaves, from Bronygarth near Oswestry, was visiting friends in Peru and planned a lone expedition on a mountain on 7 April.

The 29-year-old has not been in contact since - which his family says is "out of character".

His mother and cousin, who is a Spanish speaker, flew out on Sunday morning in the hope of finding him.

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Image caption Mr Greaves flew to Peru to spend time with friends

"My cousin who speaks Spanish will be our main contact, coordinating everything that will be happening out there," his sister Ellen Greaves said.

"Police have told us nothing will happen until Monday at the earliest but Harry's friends, who he was staying with in Peru, have organised helicopter and night searches with locals."

Mr Greaves flew to Peru to meet two friends who live in Pisac, near Cusco, on 20 February. He emailed his family twice saying he was enjoying his trip.

On 7 April he told his friends he planned on going on a mountain hike alone in Kinsa Cocha and expected to return by 10 April.

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Image caption The 29-year-old is a furniture maker

"He's done a number of outdoor trips before," said Miss Greaves.

"We understand he went with provisions - with a tent and food."

The family described Mr Greaves as self-reliant and practical, and added it was "out of character [for him] to be out of touch for so long".

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