A family who are desperately seeking information to help find Russell Ward, 76, who has been missing on a Greek island for more than a month, have thanked people for their support and kindness.
We are extremely grateful for the overwhelming support and genuine feelings shown for Russell, a very special husband, father and grandpa.
Several members of the family spent around two weeks on the small island following his disappearance, walking the designated trails, searching nearby covered areas, deserted houses and caves.
We received tremendous support from locals on the island, the local army, search and rescue professionals and many volunteers from the neighbouring island Rhodes, who kindly gave up their own time to help the search. Thank you, all of you.
So much has been done to help, yet we remain desperate to uncover that vital little piece of information that may lead us to Russell.
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