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Monday April 15, 2013

Missing UK Tourist Found Dead in Galapagos

Missing UK Tourist Found Dead in Galapagos

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A missing UK tourist, Thomas Berman, has been found dead on the Santa Cruz island, one of the Galapagos Islands, which is a part of the Galapagos National Park.

The 78-year-old man was reported missing on Saturday when his Ecuador tour guide noted Berman did not meet his group for a boat trip to Isla Isabela .  After an extensive search of the Galapagos island rangers located the lifeless body on Sunday near the tourist attraction of Los Grietas,  a place not accessible by road but rather through hiking on uneven volcanic rock. 

Berman had been in the Ecuadorian provinces of the Galapagos Islands since last Tuesday as a tourist.  The Galapagos National Park consisting of some 19 islands is Ecuador’s first national park that sees nearly 150,000 tourists annually.

Investigators are looking into the cause of death.