The SOS Desaparecidos poster for Michal Formela. / SUR

Family intensify search for missing man last spotted in Estepona

The last sighting of the 43-year-old was in June at a beach bar in the Costa del Sol town and his appearance, at the time, was described as 'dishevelled'


The family of a Polish man, Michal Formela, has intensified its search to find the 43-year-old man, who moved to the Costa del Sol in October 2019. His disappearance has been reported to the Spanish authorities, police in Poland and also Interpol.

According to his relatives, Michal was seen at the Estepona bus station on 12 June, where he bought a ticket to travel to La Línea de la Concepción. He appeared to be disoriented at the time.

At the end of June, he was seen again in Estepona, at a beach bar, with a dishevelled appearance and torn clothes, so the family thinks that he could be living rough.

Michal is described as 1.76m (5'9» ft) tall, slim, with brown hair and blue eyes. He might now have a beard. As a distinguishing feature, he has a scar on his face, near his nose.

The family has asked for help on any leads to Michal's whereabouts. If you have any information please contact the missing persons association in Spain, Asociación Sosdesaparecidos, on +34 642 650 775 / +34 649 952 957 or email