LIMA, Peru (AP) — Rescuers are searching for a 22-year-old British man who was reported missing a week ago while climbing a peak in Peru's Andes mountains.
The chief of high mountain police, Maj. Edgardo Colp, tells The Associated Press that Thomas Jagger disappeared while on a route that goes from Llanganuco ravine in the direction of Pisco mountain in the Cordillera Blanca range.
Sandro Mairata, head of communications at the British embassy in Lima, said they received a report that Jagger was missing on July 27, and they have had no updates since then. Between May and July five mountain climbers have died on the range: two Peruvians, two Argentines and a Czech. About 8,000 tourists arrive each year at Peru's Cordillera Blanca to climb.