Victoria man Scott Graham has been missing in Spain since July 15 without a passport, medication or a cell phone, and his family is hoping someone will come forward with information to help find him.
Scott received a kidney transplant in 2014 and takes daily anti-rejection medication.
When the 67-year-old was on a bus tour from Vigo to San Sebastien on July 11, the bus left a rest stop without him, but Scott had left his bag with his medication, passport and phone on board, according to his family.
Scott unsuccessfully attempted to retrieve his bag from the bus tour company, then went to police in San Sebastian to report his bag missing. Police told him to go to Madrid in order to get a new passport.
On July 15, he went to the La Paz University Hospital in Madrid to be treated for injuries to his head and hand after he had fallen, which his family speculates may be due to the side effects from being without his meds. They also think the heat wave may have exacerbated the symptoms.
On the same day he went to the Canadian Embassy in Madrid to apply for a new passport, and he was told to return to pick it up on July 18.
July 15 at the passport office was the last place he was seen in person. He failed to show up to the embassy to retrieve his passport, and he did not show up for his flight from Amsterdam to Vancouver on July 29.
“We are pleading with anyone who might have information about our father’s whereabouts to get in touch with police or reach out to us directly,” Scott’s daughters Georgia and Kazia said in a statement. “Our father is in poor health and needs to be brought home where he can receive medical treatment.”
Scott was born in Uranium City, Sask. and was raised in Saskatoon. He moved to Victoria in 1990. His family says he is a friendly guy known for chatting with everyone he meets.
“No one wants to live this nightmare. Every minute counts in this search. The more attention this story receives, the more pressure it will put on Canadian and international authorities to make this search a priority and help bring our dad home,” Georgia and Kazia said in a statement.
“We are immensely grateful for all the support received from friends, near and far, to help us find our dad.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Graham Family by email at [email protected]