On July 7, a 35-year-old tourist from Poland went missing near the city of Porto Moniz in Madeira. The Polish embassy in Lisbon, which shortly after reporting the man’s disappearance, contacted the Madeiran authorities, also joined in his search, in which the brother of the missing person is involved.
Christopher Kozek, the missing man’s brother, said that the last time the man was seen was in the area of Porto Moniz, where he went for a run on July 7 in the evening. A local taxi driver took him there.
– My brother Michał left the hotel in Calheta by taxi around 6.30 PM. He was planning a run that would end before 1 am. He was supposed to reach the hotel on his own – explained Kozek, who is involved in the search for the missing person.
In an interview with Portuguese television SIC, Christopher Kozek said that he promised his 5-year-old niece that they would continue to look for her father.
In his material on the search for a Pole, the Portuguese broadcaster indicated that the missing Pole “was an experienced ultramarathon runner”. Television stated that “despite all the efforts and commitment of the brother, no clues were found that would help to establish the whereabouts of a tourist.”
He also quotes Magno Jardim, a volunteer involved in the search, who draws attention to the dense vegetation in this area, which makes it difficult to find a Pole.
The Polish embassy in Lisbon joined the search for the Pole
The Polish embassy in Lisbon joined the search for the 35-year-old tourist, and shortly after reporting the man’s disappearance, it contacted the Madeiran authorities.
According to the press spokesman of the Polish embassy, Bogdan Jędrzejowski, several formations of the security services of the Madeira region are involved in the search for the Pole.
As reported by the Madeiran daily “Diario de Noticias”, a 35-year-old Pole, residing in Switzerland, went missing in the same area of the island where another tourist, a 28-year-old German citizen, went missing seven months ago.
According to the newspaper’s information, the last trace of the Polish tourist comes from the antenna that recorded the signal emitted by his mobile phone near the Pico da Urze summit around 8 p.m. on the day of the man’s disappearance.
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