Share
News

American Man Disappears While on Vacation: 'It Is Strange'

Share

A retired Los Angeles County deputy is missing on a Greek island after taking off for a hike Tuesday.

Eric Albert Calibet, 59, has not been seen since Tuesday, according to the Greek Reporter.

Calibet went for a hike on the island of Amorgos that should have taken him about four hours. After he did not answer either of his two cell phones, his disappearance was reported to the police.

“It is strange because he is not a person who walked the route for the first time. He knows Amorgos better than me,” Calliope Despotidi, the deputy mayor of Amorgos, said.

“Calibet is well-known on the island. He has been visiting for several years,” she said, adding that he had completed the hike he went on Tuesday several times in the past.

Trending:
Condition of Trump's Injury Finally Revealed, Hole Is Absolutely Gigantic in Relative Terms

Despotidi said she hoped that taking shelter from the heat is the reason he has not been heard from.

“He may have lost consciousness because of the heat and hopefully found shade in one of the caves along the route,” she said.

Drones and searchers are both combing the northern part of the island for the missing hiker, according to the BBC.

“I don’t know,” the missing man’s brother, Oliver Calibet, said, according to KTTV-TV. “My hands are tied.”

“We’re almost on three days here,” said Oliver. “There’s no water… I’m very distraught.”

Oliver Calibet and his brother’s girlfriend, Debbie LaShane, arrived in Greece on Friday, according to ABC.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Calibet’s family and friends and our hope is that we can bring him home safely,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said.

Related:
Body of Missing TV Personality Found Just Feet Away from Safety

“We are actively collaborating with multiple agencies abroad to provide assistance in the search for Deputy Calibet and will use every resource we have available to bring him back to those who love him,” Luna said.

According to ABC, about two hours into his hike, Calibet downed a soft drink and bought a bottle of water for the rest of the journey.

“Temperatures are very high, like all of Greece during the heatwave,” Despotidi said.

“We’re guessing he felt dizzy… and collapsed somewhere. It’s odd because he’s not someone who was walking this route for the first time,” she said.


A Note from Our Deputy Managing Editor:

 

“We don’t even know if an election will be held in 2024.” Those 12 words have been stuck in my head since I first read them. 

 

Former Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn recently made that comment to Floyd Brown, founder of The Western Journal. 

 

And if the leftists and the elites get their way, that’s exactly what will happen — no real election, no real choice for the Electoral College, and no real say for the American people. 

 

The Western Journal is fighting to keep that from happening, but we can’t do it alone.

 

We work tirelessly to expose the lying leftist media and the corrupt America-hating elites.

 

But Big Tech’s stranglehold is now so tight that without help from you, we will not be able to continue the fight. 

 

The 2024 election is literally the most important election for every living American. We have to unite and fight for our country, otherwise we will lose it. And if we lose the America we love in 2024, we’ll lose it for good. Can we count on you to help? 

 

With you we will be able to field journalists, do more investigative work, expose more corruption, and get desperately needed trStephen A. Smith Lights Up Analyst Over WNBA Delusion, Caitlin Clark Jealousy - 'Who Talks About the WNBA?!'uth to millions of Americans. 

 

We can do this only with your help. Please don’t wait one minute. Donate right now.

 

Thank you for reading,

Josh Manning

Deputy Managing Editor

 

P.S. Please stand with us today.

 

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →



We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

Tags:
, ,
Share
Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack can be reached at jackwritings1@gmail.com.
Location
New York City
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Foreign Policy, Military & Defense Issues




Conversation