Tourist from Switzerland Missing in Galapagos Islands

Posted on November 28, 2016 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America, Tourist Missing

San Cristobal Galapagos Islands Ecuador reported that the The Captainship of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and the Naval Base of San Cristóbal are looking for a Swiss tourist reported missing since Sunday on the island of San Cristobal de Galapagos. The foreigner has been identified as Othmar Lauber, 62.

Reyna Luisa Lauber, a relative of the tourist, explained to the newspaper El Universo via telephone that he was on vacation in the Galapagos Islands along with another group of foreigners. “We knew of his disappearance since last Thursday (November 24),” said Lauber.

The woman said that her father-in-law was traveling through San Cristóbal and when she had to return with the group at the place agreed to return, he not return. According to her, with Othmar Lauber there were other people on the tour.

Through a statement, the Armed Forces reported that the search efforts are concentrated on beaches and surrounding areas of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. But so far there are no results on the whereabouts of the foreigner. The son of the missing tourist has arrived in Ecuador to assist authorities.


Swiss media have reported that the missing person’s cell phone is off. Luggage and passport are on a boat where the tourist was traveling. “Actually, this is not like him to just vanish. He travels elsewhere alone and is reliable, “said Tom, a nephew from abroad, according to the country’s press. Read Article

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