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Missing London father Robert Dyer found dead in Jamaica after getting lost on jungle hike
10 November 2023, 11:19
The body of a London man who was missing for four days has been discovered in the jungle in Jamaica.
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Robert Dyer, from Lewisham, disappeared while on a hike during a visit to the country.
His body was recovered yesterday morning during a search and rescue operation led by Jamaican police.
Mr Dyer, 60, a personal trainer, got lost after setting out on a hike on Sunday.
He was in Jamaica on a trip to visit family.
Residents as well as the Jamaica Fire Brigade and defence force assisted in the search efforts, but he could not be found in time. Police said no ‘foul play’ is suspected in his death.
A Foreign Office spokesperson said: "We are supporting the family of a British man who has died in Jamaica and are in contact with the local authorities."
Mr Dyer had arrived in Jamaica on Friday and was reportedly staying with his brother, according to Caribbean National Weekly.
His son’s wife Clara Beasley told the BBC: “Overnight on Sunday he called his brother to say he had lost his way.”
She said he called his wife Anne on Monday and he sounded “disoriented” and was “severely dehydrated.”
\Mr Dyer had arrived in Jamaica on Friday and was reportedly staying with his brother, according to Caribbean National Weekly.