Senegalese tourist missing on Brandberg

17 Dec 2017 13:40pm
SWAKOPMUND, 17 DEC (NAMPA) – The police in the Erongo Region on Sunday confirmed that a tourist who went missing at Brandberg Mountain on Friday is still to be found.
The region’s Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu in an incident report to the media said the search is still on.
Mark Mokosho, 37, a Senegalese residing in America, went missing while in Namibia on vacation.
He allegedly drove alone in a rented car to go camp at Brandberg on Friday. He then parked the vehicle along the gravel road leading to Xoboxobos and climbed up the mountain.
“He was seen by people on Friday in the area when he parked the car, but never returned to the car,” said Iikuyu.
Residents informed the police at the Uis settlement, who immediately started searching for the tourist on Friday evening.
The vehicle, reportedly rented from Namibia Car Rentals, was collected from the spot by the owners.
“It is suspected that the tourist took a wrong path and went missing in the mountain,” said Iikuyu in the report.
The police issued a request to people in that area to assist in the search and report any information regarding the man’s whereabouts.
Brandberg is Namibia’s highest mountain measuring approximately 2 500 metres, and covers an area of about 760 square kilometres.
(NAMPA)
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