Missing man: Body is found

Saturday 01 June 2002 00:00
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The parents of an advertising executive who disappeared while on holiday in Portugal were due to fly out after Portuguese police found a body.

Christopher Bailey, 22, from Hayling Island, Hampshire, disappeared on 26 April after he left a bar in the resort of Praia da Luz in the Algarve to walk to his parents' villa a mile away.

The Foreign Office confirmed yesterday that a body had been found floating in water in a small cove in the area but it had not been formally identified. Police in Portugal said the cove had not been previously searched because it could only be approached by water.

Mr Bailey's parents were due to fly out to Portugal.

Mr Bailey, who was recently made redundant from a London advertising agency, had been staying at his family's four-bedroom villa with friends.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "The body has not yet been formally identified."

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