Brit Grandad missing on Benidorm holiday as family fear he may have been exposed to severe Spanish storms

Brit Grandad missing on Benidorm holiday as family fear he may have been exposed to severe Spanish storms

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A BRIT grandad has gone missing on a holiday in Benidorm and his family fear he may be at risk in the Spanish storms.

Phil Pearce, 68, was last seen “disorientated and confused” in the city on Tuesday, after he was discharged from hospital at around 3am.

Phil Pearce, 68, has been missing for the last three days
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An aerial view of floods in the municipality of Los Alcazares after torrential rains in Murcia
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An aerial view of floods in the municipality of Los Alcazares after downpours in Murcia[/caption]

A local in the area of El Castell said he saw Phil hours before he went missing.

Wishing to remain anonymous, he told Somerset Live: “He seemed disorientated when I saw him.

“He said he was lost and was unsure where he was staying.”

His loved ones flew from Bridgwater, Somerset to the Spanish city on Friday to meet with the British Embassy, who have launched a search.

Granddaughter Charlotte Dyer, 24, said: “Unfortunately we haven’t heard anything yet.

“Phil’s son Lee has been phoning hotels and hostels.

“We’ve been trying hospitals, police stations and anyone who may have seen him.”

At least five people have died after torrential rain, terrifying lightning storms and flash floods deluged south-eastern Spain.

She has launched an appeal on Facebook, hoping for anyone to get in touch if they have seen him.

Charlotte wrote: “If you see him please stop him and help. He has got memory loss, and his name is Phil. “He currently has no idea where he is, or no identification.

“He’s well known in Bridgwater and everybody says he is a lovely, kind-hearted man.

“He went on holiday a few days ago with one of his friends.”

Charlotte released an update on Facebook which said: “There are bar owners in Benidorm that have seen our appeal on Facebook who are helping as well.

“I’m not normally one for Facebook but in this case it’s been the best thing in terms of getting the appeal out there, and the more help that we get, the better the chances we have of finding him.

“We’re just trying to cling onto some hope.”


Spain’s acting prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, said the country’s military emergency unit is now on the streets helping combat what is called a ‘gota fria’ (cold drop).

“A difficult and intense night,” he tweeted on Friday. “Some areas remain on alert amid torrential rains. Sadly we are mourning a third victim in Almería.

“All my love to the families of those who have died and to all those affected by the weather. Let’s step up the precautions.”

Many tourist beaches - including Playa de Campoamor - have been washed away in the storms
Many tourist beaches – including Playa de Campoamor – have been washed away in the storms

The weather storm is known as a 'gota fria' (cold drop)
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The weather storm is known as a ‘gota fria’ (cold drop)[/caption]

A flooded bullring following torrential rains in Orihuela
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A flooded bullring following torrential rains in Orihuela, south east Spain[/caption]


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