Police on the hunt for missing British tourists in Ibiza find a body in the sea near where it disappeared
Missing British tourist is found dead in Ibiza after the body is spotted in the sea at the cliffs where it disappeared
- Divers have found a body that was seen by a local marine inspector from Cap Martinet
- It comes after an enormous operation on land, in the air and at sea to find Johny Doherty, 28
- Johny, from Glasgow, stayed with friends in a villa near the cliffs
The body of Johny Doherty (photo) was found in Ibiza from the sea, where he had stayed in a villa with friends
The missing British tourist Johny Doherty was found dead.
His body was recovered this morning by police divers after a local spotted bobbed in the sea off the cliffs at Cap Martinet in Ibiza, close to the villa where he disappeared early Monday morning.
Johny, 28, who was last seen sometime between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Monday at his nearby villa.
His father had flown to Ibiza to participate in the search for the Scotsman, who lives in Glasgow but went to school in Rutherglen in South Lanarkshire.
A spokesperson for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed to MailOnline that a British man had been found dead in Ibiza.
The statement said: & # 39; Our staff is helping the family of a British man who died in Ibiza and is in contact with the local authorities. & # 39;
Johny (photo), from Glasgow, had not been seen since Monday and the Spanish police launched an extensive land, air and sea operation to find him
The search had become an operation on the mainland, in the air and at sea when the fear of the British tourist Johny Doherty grew
Johny Doherty, 28, disappeared from a rented villa where he stayed at a friend's birthday party
Johny & # 39; s father and a dozen others had flown to Ibiza to participate in the search for the Scot, who lives in Glasgow
Investigators said that at this stage there was nothing to indicate that it was suspicious, but it would be up to the forensic experts and an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
The search this morning became an important operation in the air, land and sea areas, amid the fear that Johny may have had an accident on cliffs at his vacation home.
A Guardia Civil helicopter and specialized police divers participated in the search, as well as local police, firefighters and civil protection workers.
Sniffer dogs were also brought to Johny, who disappeared after leaving a friend's birthday party in a villa near the remote cliff-top area of Cap Martinet in the municipality of Santa Eulalia.
The villa where Johny Doherty stayed with friends when he went missing in Santa Eulalia
A source that was involved in the search this morning admitted: & The disappearance is very worrying and we hope to find Johny safe and well and to reunite him with his loved ones.
& # 39; But there is concern that he may have suffered some sort of accident on the rocks in Cap Martinet.
& # 39; The search has focused on that. & # 39;
A police car is depicted while searching for the Cabo Martinet area in Ibiza, where the Glasgow tourist, Johny Doherty, was missing
The source added: & # 39; There is nothing at this stage to indicate that the disappearance is suspicious and we would never exclude anything so quickly, including the fact that his disappearance may be voluntary.
& # 39; But the possibility that Johny has experienced an accident is the one that we believe is the most likely at the moment. & # 39;
Johny & sister Jordana told yesterday how he disappeared from the birthday party early on Monday morning without warning – and was missing when concerned friends in the UK started calling people at the villa later in the day and realized that his bed had not fallen asleep .
Santa Eularia Town in Ibiza, where Johny stayed. He was last seen in his villa on Monday morning
Johny & # 39; s body was recovered this morning by police divers after a local spotted bobbed in the sea at cliffs near Cap Martinet in Ibiza
He left his phone, bank cards, and passport. His family reported that he was missing from the UK authorities and the Guardia Civil in Ibiza.
A friend of the family was quoted overnight because about ten people had flown from Britain to help find Johny.
A spokesman for a response center of the local emergency services confirmed the Guardia Civil, the local police, firefighters and civil protection workers were involved in the search.
A Guardia Civil spokesperson said: & The search for a missing British man in Ibiza is ongoing.
& # 39; Everything is being done to find it. The search is a land, air and sea survey involving specialized divers from the Guardia Civil and a helicopter from the Guardia Civil and officers on the ground. & # 39;
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