Tourists walking on the beach of Paradise Island of Hurghada. Tourist boats are in the background – CC via Wikimedia Commons/kallerna Tourists walking on the beach of Paradise Island of Hurghada. Tourist boats are in the background – CC via Wikimedia Commons/kallerna

Missing Austrian tourist found uninjured at Hurghada island

Thu, Mar. 22, 2018
CAIRO – 22 March 2018: The Rescue and Environmental Protection Society (REPS) of the Red Sea announced on Wednesday that it has found an Austrian tourist who had been missing since Tuesday. REPS confirmed that the tourist was at one of Hughada’s islands and was found there after spending the night.

The tourist was on a cruise trip, and was with other tourists on a speedboat before he went missing. He had been kitesurfing and strayed too far from the boat.

Hassan Al-Tayeb, chairman of the Red Sea’s REPS, confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that the Austrian tourist had gone missing while on a speedboat cruise with a group of tourists in Hurghada and that the boat had returned without him. A rescue speedboat from REPS was then notified to look for him.

“The 55-year-old citizen, Weimer Shelvister, went missing north of Hurghada, where the boat in which he was returned without him,” Tayeb added.

The tourist returned back safely to the group of tourists he was with in Hurghada, and was found to be in good health and uninjured.
 
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