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Hunt continues for missing Briton who disappeared near Coín during the floods

Volunteers and emergency services search for Roger.
Volunteers and emergency services search for Roger. / SUR
  • The man had a makeshift home near a river that swelled during the heavy rain and search parties have failed to find any sign of him nor his dogs

Fears continued to grow this week for 74-year-old Roger Hanks who hasn't been seen since flooding near Coín on Wednesday last week, 10 October.

British-born Hanks lived in a makeshift home under a bridge next to the Pereila river, some four kilometres from the centre of Coín. The house was just 50 metres from the course of the river which rose heavily as up to 200mm of rain fell in a few hours in the local area.

Hanks has no family in the area and groups of volunteers, many of them British, have being joining emergency services this week in the hunt for him, starting out from the bridge known as the Toblerone bridge.

The Briton was often seen on his bike with his dogs, that haven't been found either.

The last time he was seen was by a friend and fellow Briton on the night of Monday, 8 October and they had arranged to see each other again on 11 October.