The search continues for the 63 year old British tourist who was last seen on Saturday, heading towards the area known as El Pinarillo, near to the Nerja Caves. It was initially believed that the man, who was staying in Nerja, had headed up the Rio Chillar early on Saturday morning. However a witness has reported that he spoke to the man, who was on a mountain bike, near to the Nerja Caves at the entrance to the natural park, heading towards Fuente del Esparto.

The search for the missing man began late on Sunday, but was hampered by the weather conditions further inside the national park, where low cloud prevented the use of helicopters. Other than the sighting of the man by the Nerja Caves, no traces have been found and no one has reported seeing anyone that matches the man’s description in any difficulty on the mountain paths, which are very popular with hikers at this time of year.

The search operation, is being carried out by members of the Civil Protection from Nerja and Frigiliana, the Guardia Civil and the local fire brigade, who between them have formed five search teams.

Last July, a 48 year old Dutch tourist went missing in the Rio Chillar area for more than two weeks, and despite extensive searches of the area she was only found by chance by a group of walkers.

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