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davidgreen100 Feb 27th, 2012 17:22

Have you seen Jonathan Spollen? Missing in Rishikesh since February 3rd, 2012
 
Jonathan Spollen is 28 years old, 6 feet tall, from Ireland. He was last seen in Rishikesh on February 3rd 2012. He may have been planning to go on trek. If you have seen Jonathan or know where he is, please contact me or his Mum urgently.

EDIT: Please go to this post (<-- click link) for the update of 26 Jan 2013. The search has moved to Tamil Nadu.

There are updated posters below in English, Hindi and Tamil. Please distribute these as widely as possible by sharing on facebook etc and by printing them off and displaying them at railway stations, bus stands, taxi stands, restaurants, hotels, cybercafes, ashrams, yoga centres etc in south India.

[EDIT: Jump to this post by Jonathan's mum Lynda for the updated situation as at March 18th 2012.

Jump to this post by David for the latest information on 2nd April 2012.

Scroll to the bottom of this post for media advert and reward poster/flyer (both in Hindi)]


You can phone, e-mail or text at any time:

Police: +91 135 243 0228
India Team mobile: +91 8802708618
David e-mail: davidgreen100@xtra.co.nz
Lynda e-mail: lyndaspollen@eircom.net
Phone: +353 1 216 4441
Phone or text: +353 87 243 8996
e-mail: lyndaspollen@eircom.net or davidgreen100@xtra.co.nz

Please see attachment below for photograph.

Attachment 28117

Thank you for your help. Please, all of you, keep in regular contact with your families. Even if they don't say it, they care for you and worry about you!


English poster
link: http://i48.tinypic.com/5xiste.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/5xiste.jpg



Tamil poster
link: http://i47.tinypic.com/wvvgwh.jpg

http://i47.tinypic.com/wvvgwh.jpg

Hindi poster
link: http://i50.tinypic.com/2rwmg50.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/2rwmg50.jpg

budget t Feb 27th, 2012 20:38

I am really sorry for your missing son. Hope you will have made a police complaint. If not pl. do it as they are better equipped. You should also inform your consulate in Delhi so that their pressure will also help to some extent. Hope and prey you will find him soon in good health.

JuliaF Feb 27th, 2012 20:53

Hello David, welcome to Indiamike. I wish you could have been joining under happier circumstances.

Have you contacted the Irish Embassy in Delhi yet? There was an Irish woman missing (and then found) in south India just a few weeks ago and the embassy jumped in to help very quickly.

Is this your son? JonathanSpollen.com Is he a journalist? If so then I'd say the media contacts could be very useful in getting publicity.

In the meantime I suppose we need to get those posters plastered all over Rishikesh. I'm not at all computer-savvy but I wonder can anyone convert that poster into a format which can be easily printed?





Edited: Poster below in post 7.

machadinha Feb 27th, 2012 23:32

Sorry to hear it, David & Lynda. Let's hope it turns out alright.

Quote:

Originally Posted by davidgreen100 (Post 1356829)
Please, all of you, keep in regular contact with your families. Even if they don't say it, they care for you and worry about you!

So true.

Quote:

Originally Posted by JuliaF (Post 1356935)
In the meantime I suppose we need to get those posters plastered all over Rishikesh. I'm not at all computer-savvy but I wonder can anyone convert that poster into a format which can be easily printed?

It would be helpful if David, in a reply below, could add the poster in a printable format. (I guess you mods could then copy it to the original message, as well.)

David, if you go "advanced" on a reply, scroll down a little, and you'll see a button "manage attachments." You can upload the poster this way. Accepted formats are bmp, doc, gif, jpeg, jpg, pdf, png, txt, and zip. I guess .pdf would be perfect, or otherwise a .doc file.

There's a size limit of technically 100 Kb, specified in that upload screen, though I think in practice you can go a little over that. (And I reckon it's how you probably uploaded the image file above, so you're probably already familiar with the process.)

Best of luck with it.

JuliaF Feb 27th, 2012 23:41

In the meantime, there are lots of trekkers in Indiamike and maybe they could put out this alert on facebook etc.

Duronto Jajabar Feb 27th, 2012 23:52

So sorry to hear it, davidgreen,

We hope to see him back with you and hope IM may turn effective in your need.

davidgreen100 Feb 28th, 2012 00:26

Thank you, budget t, I have been in touch with police in Rishikesh and Lakhsman Jhula. The Irish embassy in Delhi have been very helpful too. I amgoing to Rishikesh in a couple of days. Please keep your ears and eyes open.

sandvm06 Feb 28th, 2012 00:26

Keep faith in God and on Jonathan.. He'll be back very soon.. I've posted ur message on facebook with Jonathan's picture may be that would be of any help. I hope u will hear a good news soon. Take care of yourself.

davidgreen100 Feb 28th, 2012 00:35

That's my boy, Julia F. Thanks so much for your reply. I will be e-mailing every guest house and trekking company today. ANother poster has already improved on my effort (cobbled together at 1.00 a.m. after 30 hours without sleep). I will be in Rishikesh by Saturday.

davidgreen100 Feb 28th, 2012 00:38

Thank you Sandvm. I haven't got to Facebook yet (hate it to bits!)but you have taken the initiative. This is a huge step.

machadinha Feb 28th, 2012 00:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by JuliaF (Post 1357042)
A friend of mine has made a poster. I'll attach it here.

Excellent. Julia, can you see if you can add it to the original message above, as well? (Or if a fellow mod can?)

Quote:

Originally Posted by davidgreen100 (Post 1357052)
ANother poster has already improved on my effort (cobbled together at 1.00 a.m. after 30 hours without sleep). I will be in Rishikesh by Saturday.

I can only imagine. Keep it coming (improved posters, updates, whatever. But -- think of your own rest & general health, too :) )

Have a safe flight there, and good luck.

PeakXV Feb 28th, 2012 00:43

Ryan Chamber's disappearance was in the same area. You may want to contact his family through their various web links for their advice/recommendations/contacts in Rishikesh & so that you can have the most efficient, productive search as possible. Especially when time is of the essence. Best of Luck.


http://www.ryanchambers.in/

JuliaF Feb 28th, 2012 03:44

David, following Machadinha's suggestion I have added the poster to your initial post in this thread. This way people who come to this thread via Facebook or other sources will find the information there in the first post. If you have a different or better poster please let us know and I or one of the other moderators can add it to your post.

Paleface Feb 28th, 2012 04:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by davidgreen100 (Post 1357053)
Thank you Sandvm. I haven't got to Facebook yet (hate it to bits!)but you have taken the initiative. This is a huge step.

When in Rishikesh, check out Red Chilli at the top end of Laxmanjhula, it's an internet cafe as well and helpful people and most likely your son was staying in this area, or across the bridge which this road runs down to - of course there are other tour operators, still it is somewhere physical to get started from.. As well as and importantly the Police, or more precisely the Local Intelligence Unit (LIU) and FRO (Foreigners Registration Office) - usually in the one office, where the records of who has stayed where are collated - your son would have filled in a C form, precisely for this sort of reason, so you should be able to establish quite quickly where he stayed and until when...

www.redchilliadventure.com

Maybe send the poster in advance??

OceanTragic Feb 28th, 2012 05:19

David, I'm sorry to hear about Jonathan and hope there's some good news for you soon.

Quote:

Originally Posted by JuliaF (Post 1356935)
Have you contacted the Irish Embassy in Delhi yet? There was an Irish woman missing (and then found) in south India just a few weeks ago and the embassy jumped in to help very quickly.

I've sent a message to the Irish Embassy's IndiaMike user account to alert them to this thread. Hopefully they'll join in or contact you direct, if you're not already in contact with them.

In the meantime, do you have any questions about your travel to Rishikesh? I guess you are arriving in Delhi, do you know how you are getting to Rishikesh? If you have any questions about this please ask, someone will be able to help.


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