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Beacons Mountain Rescue to help search for missing pensioner on Greek island of Zante

Credit: PA Images/Family Photo

A rescue team from Wales will help in the search for a pensioner from Bridgend who has gone missing on holiday in Greece after donations from the public.

Western Beacons Mountain Rescue will fly out to help trace 73-year-old John Tossell, who has been missing since June 17.

He is said to have gone for a walk to a monastery on the island of Zakynthos but hasn't been seen since.

Mr Tossell's daughter Katy told ITV Wales there was a confirmed sighting of her father at a cafe near Mount Skopos which is close to the village of Argassi at around 3pm.

However, the emergency services have since scaled down their enquiries.

CCTV image shows John leaving for his walk on the day he went missing Credit: CCTV/Katy Tossell

A Go Fund Me page was set up to help raise money for a rescue team to carry on the search alongside the Greek authorities.

We are deploying a team of volunteers to assist the Greek authorities in continuing with the search for John. We also have an additional team of volunteers on standby, it will be a challenging search on unfamiliar terrain but we remain hopeful on finding John.

– Scott Wilson-Evans, Beacons Mountain Rescue