Chamonix Valley: Missing Hiker

 

A hiker is missing in the Chamonix Valley since the morning of 27 June 2020.

His name is Jeoffrey and he is 33-year-old. He is primarily searched for in the Aiguilles Rouges, Lac Blanc and Col des Montets.

The PGHM of Chamonix described Jeoffrey: "Brown hair, rather tall, rather slim and he wears glasses".

If you have any information regarding Jeoffrey's whereabouts, please call the PGHM of Chamonix at 04.50.53.16.89.

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Jeoffrey (33) is missing since 27 June. He is searched for in the Aiguilles Rouges, Lac Blanc and Col des Montets. Photo source @facebook.com/pghm.chamonixmontblanc/photos/

Update, 2 July 2020.

Extensive searches for Jeoffrey

It's been five days since the search of Jeoffrey began, but there is still no sign of him.

Since 27 June, the gendarmes have been looking for him in the Aiguilles Rouges and Vallon de Bérard sector.

"The area is so large that it's like looking for a needle in a haystack", says André-Vianney Espinasse, number two of the PGHM of Chamonix.

Because the area is very large and difficult, the searches take time, despite the knowledge and experience of the gendarmes. Around fifteen gendarmes carry out daily reconnaissance missions, in an attempt to find Jeoffrey. "It is a mountain or even high-mountain terrain where you are very quickly off-trail, in rocky bars, grassy, ​​rocky corridors to cross streams and all this vegetation. We are in a huge area, that unfolds between 1,400 and 2,800 meters altitude (4,593 to 9,186 ft)".

The PGHM of Chamonix also brought in a Saint-Hubert dog, whose olfactory capacities enable him to sense the presence of someone, even a week after his passage through that particular place. Le Dauphine reports that the dog has smelled the hiker's scent on the path leading to Chéserys lake and Lac Blanc.

A judicial enquiry was opened

To help the PGHM, an investigation into this disturbing disappearance has been opened.

According to André-Vianney Espinasse, it will allow " to do more research like telephone requisitions, analyze bank accounts to know if he has spent any money since the date of his disappearance".

On 30 June 2020, thirty people were mobilized to search for Jeoffrey.


Sources @France Bleu, Le Dauphine

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