Have you seen Jonathan Spollen? Missing in Rishikesh since February 3rd, 2012

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#46 Feb 29th, 2012, 13:52
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All our prayers are with you David. Hope you find him fast.
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Thanks machdinha - just trying to plan my escape from Delhi. Will make it somehow!

All prayers to your deity and mine are welcome

Thanks for the advice. I've got 100 posters with me. Hope to start putting them up tomorrow. Thanks for all your help. Police and embassy are involved too. All I need is for Jonathan to join the party.

Thanks, Julia, I've printed a load of them
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David - wish you all the luck in these hard times.

A suggestion I had (based on the poster JuliaF had posted), is that if you're going to get it pasted in Rishikesh or even hand it out as a pamphlet to people, it should be in Hindi. Not to say that the police or most people wont be able to figure out from the picture but if it's in Hindi, chances of getting the message across correctly are so much higher. There're 'missing person' ads in papers in India quite often and in Hindi heartland, the local language ones are more impactful. Also, his height and eye color should be included (since the poster will likely not be in color print out).

I was trying to do that using Google email (I don't have the relevant font installed here on my work computer), but if in the interim someone else can do that, I think it's going to help.

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Last edited by vaibhav_arora; Feb 29th, 2012 at 19:14.. Reason: didnt mean to throw a spanner in the works, didnt realize you have em printed. I suspect I'm too late so you may ignore this.
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I hope there are resources being urgently deployed to determine if he actually want on a trek, or if this is not clear, at least which areas he seemed interested in for trekking. Acquaintances in Rishikesh may have heard something about all this from him. I would also canvas bus and taxi stands with that poster for the same reason- and the Haridwar railway station too, just in case he changed his mind about the trek.

davidgreen100, good luck. And get that poster translated in Hindi too, please, as it is very widely spoken/read in that part of the country.
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Terribly sad website. Scary to read. Thanks for the recommendation

thanks palface. Will be onto it
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One of the paramount things to do is find the last known place he stayed at. As not only might this give us a clue as to where he was last seen in Rishikesh but the C form/Hotel registry usually includes a section on where you plan to go next...

Rishikesh is the obvious starting point but trekking that could be anywhere in the Himalaya, or indeed he may have abandoned that plan altogether.
So if in Rishikesh the trail runs cold, the c form (or phone/credit/debit card records but that could take time)will help you find out where he planned to travel to next...

Good luck
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I am learning all about the paper trails in India. No wonder they are short of forests! Wil tackle this in Rishakesh. Cheers
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done!
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This paper trail is kind of old fashioned but as you can see it can have it's uses in situations like this.

Praying for a good outcome there, often are good outcomes so don't despair!
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David, so are you in Delhi now, or Rishikesh?

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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post A suggestion I had (based on the poster JuliaF had posted), is that if you're going to get it pasted in Rishikesh or even hand it out as a pamphlet to people, it should be in Hindi.
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Originally Posted by capt_mahajan View Post And get that poster translated in Hindi too, please, as it is very widely spoken/read in that part of the country.
Can someone here do the translation it for David.
I'm happy to make up the poster with the Hindi text on it
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True, but it takes about 2 minutes to reassure your family by text.
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Would it be possible for you to give more details? Like why do you think he 's missing. Was he supposed to be back in Ireland by now ? How long was he to be in India?.......
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Appreciated, Sarbani

Thanks for the kind thoughts. Let's hope youre right!

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Hindi..

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जोनाथन स्पोलन, २८ साल का हमारा लड़का लापता है. क्या आप उससे मिले हैं, या क्या आपने उनसे बात की है? क्या आप जानते हो वो कहाँ है?

३ फ़रवरी को ऋषिकेश मैं दिखाई दिया गये. अगर आप कुछ जानते हैं तो कृपया संपर्क करें

Phone: +353 1 216 4441
Phone or text: +353 87 243 8996
e-mail: lyndaspollen@hotmail.com or davidgreen100@xtra.co.nz
Translated.. Our son, Jonathan Spollen, 28 year old, is missing. Have you met him or have you spoken to him? Do you know where he is?

Was seen on 3 Februray at Rishikesh. If you know anything kindly contact ...then the english starts

(NB: I left out Ireland because I was having a heck of a time trying to get the phonetic spelling right in the hindi editor)
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Thanks, Julia F, it is amazing to see how people are thinking and talking about this and if it gets more travellers rigning home, then that must be a good thing.

AH, thank you my friend...you might just have signed yourself up as an interpreter!
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