Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on

A popular British blogger may have gotten a ride from a stranger before disappearing in the French Pyrenees, sparking a search by rescue groups and authorities in two countries, according to reports.

The reports say Esther Dingley, 37, was last heard from Nov. 22 in the mountains in Luchonnais. She and her boyfriend write a widely-read blog documenting their hiking adventures. The search involves French and Spanish police.

On Friday, the BBC reported that the search for the woman had been halted due to bad weather.


Anyone who has seen or crossed paths with hiker Esther Dingley, 37, was invited to contact the rescue group PGHM of Bagneres de Luchon. 
(PGHM Luchon)

Dingley, of Durham, told her Facebook followers Nov. 19 she had accepted a lift from a fellow hiker due to bad weather and had altered her plans, the Mirror reported Thursday.

The mystery man may have dropped Dingley off at Benasque on the Spanish side of the mountain range where police found her van, the paper reported.


Police are trying to track him down, according to the paper.

“This man would have had conversations with her and may know what she planned,” the paper quoted an investigative source in Spain as saying. “They may have arranged to meet and hike another route. It is imperative that we find him.”

Dingley was due to meet her boyfriend Dan Colegate, 38, on Nov. 25 at a farm in Gascony, where he was staying as she explored the Pyrenees on a month-long solo trek, according to the paper.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Cheers! French wine heads home after space adventure

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida-The International Space Station bid adieu on Tuesday to 12 bottles of French Bordeaux wine and hundreds of snippets of grapevines which spent a year orbiting the world in the name of science. SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule undocked…

Merkel: We must stick to basic rules even as coronavirus lockdown eases

BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday stressed that people needed to continue keeping their distance from one another and covering their mouths and noses even as Germany eases some of the restrictions it had imposed to slow the…

Sen. Kamala Harris drops out of 2020 presidential race

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., dropped out of the presidential race on Tuesday, ending a 12-month campaign that began with an explosion of enthusiasm but fizzled quickly. An aide told NBC News that that the senator had notified her staff Tuesday…

Wolf-Ferrari, Mascagni, Donizetti triple bill review – sex, violence and serious talent

Three one-act operas, three women: one who beats up her docile husband; one a prostitute who dreams of unsullied love; one whose secret, how bad can it get, is that she smokes. The art form has never shied from taxing…