Brit grandad, 60, found dead after getting lost on a rural holiday walk

A British grandfather who had disappeared while holidaying in Jamaica has been found dead.

Cancer survivor Robert Dyer got lost on November 5, after he became disorientated while walking in woodland on the Caribbean island.

As he realised he had lost his way, the 60-year-old called his brother Henry, with whom he was staying.

The distraught sibling tried to direct the dad-of-three through the hilly terrain of Ballards Valley in St Elizabeth, located in the southwestern part of the Caribbean island.

However, Mr Dyer, who was two days into his vacation in Jamaica, was unable to get out of the woodland.

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His disappearance sparked a huge search mission counting more than 250 volunteers, members of the fire brigades and police officers.

The search group worked against time, as the man suffered from Type-2 diabetes and was without his medication.

The search ended in tragedy on November 9, when the body of Mr Dyer, who had recently retired as a personal trainer, was found at 9.15am local time.

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The Jamaica Constabulary Force said they didn’t suspect any “foul play” in relation to the death of Mr Dyer.

The day prior to the tragic discovery, November 8, volunteers searching for Mr Dyer had found his trekking stick.

The beloved grandfather was last heard from by his family on Monday, when he managed to make a final phone call with his wife of 36 years, Anne.

His son Lewis Dyer had previously told The Sun: “My mum managed to get through and speak to him.”

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Sharing heartbreaking details about the situation in which his father was finding himself the day after he had gone missing, he continued: “He was lying in a ditch somewhere with no water and couldn’t speak properly and had become immobile.”

Hailed as a “family man” by his son, Mr Dyer had planned to stay with his brother for four weeks.

Tributes for Mr Dyer have already started to pour in, with one of his friends, Rik Brown, taking to social media to say: “My beautiful day was saddened enormously to hear of the tragic passing of my friend Robert Dyer. He will be greatly missed.”

In his message, Mr Brown described Mr Dyer as a “gentleman and a friend”.

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