An Israeli tourist went missing in a Chilean national park earlier this week, and his family and Israeli consular authorities have begun a search for him.
Erez Szpakier, 24, of Tel Aviv flew to South America for a post-army vacation and went backpacking with friends in Chile’s Puyehue National Park.
He ventured off alone and has not been seen or heard from since April 18.
One of Szpakier’s friend’s parents contacted the missing man’s parents in Israel, and Szpakier’s father has flown to Chile to help find his son.
Erez Szpakier’s brother, Shaul, opened a Facebook group and seeks any information that could help in finding his brother.
The Foreign Ministry reported that it is aware of a missing Israeli in Chile and that the local consulate is working to assist in his location.
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