Thursday, 16 November 2017

Missing British explorer who vanished in Papua New Guinea has been found

Missing British explorer Benedict Allen has reportedly been found 'alive and well' in Papua New Guinea.

The 57-year-old has been located near airstrip in Papua New Guinea and has requested rescue, according to the BBC.

Allen had failed to return from the Papua New Guinea jungle following a solo expedition to find the ‘last people on the planet’ who have no contact with the outside world.

The father-of-three had been meant to start his journey back home on Sunday, but he never made his flight.
Friends plan to scramble a helicopter to search for Mr Allen amid fears he may have got lost, been bitten by a snake, otherwise been injured or contracted malaria, which he has suffered from in the past.

According to Daily Mail, Mrs Allen said her husband has got lost several times in previous expeditions, but not since settling down and having children.
‘He has been so careful since I married him. He hasn’t done anything this scary and slightly reckless – it’s the first time that he has gone on his own,’ she said.

‘He hasn’t really shared his plans with me either, or with anyone else, so we don’t really know the route he was taking on the way back. It’s really scary, that he’s done this.

‘I suppose I should have asked for more details but he just made it sound like it’s all safe before he went off. He doesn’t take modern technology because he thinks it spoils the experience and he can’t rely on his knowledge of nature and his abilities because he could always just telephone for a helicopter which is too easy.
‘To an extent it makes sense, but it is a dangerous way of exploring.’ 

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