'Missing' tourists found after massive search

13th November 2006, Comments 0 comments

CALAIS, France, Nov 13, 2006 (AFP) - Two tourists believed missing from a ferry crossing from Britain to France were found safe and sound in Brussels on Monday after a massive search by British, French and Belgian agencies.


 

CALAIS, France, Nov 13, 2006 (AFP) - Two tourists believed missing from a ferry crossing from Britain to France were found safe and sound in Brussels on Monday after a massive search by British, French and Belgian agencies.

"The two people who were being actively searched for ... finally notified authorities of their arrival in Belgium," the French search and rescue service said here.

A spokesman told AFP the man and woman, tourists whose nationalities were not provided, had "arrived in Brussels by car" after disembarking from the ferry in France.

They had sparked a search involving coastguard vessels, helicopters and a plane after a coach driver raised the alarm at about 3am that the pair had disappeared as the ferry from Dover docked at Calais.

British and French authorities searched the 25-mile stretch of the English Channel between Dover and Calais throughout the day.

The channel is one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.

Copyright AFP

Subject: French news

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