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Dad of Brit lacking in Ibiza says TEN our bodies have been present in searches for his son throughout the island

Dad of Brit missing in Ibiza says TEN bodies have been found in searches for his son across the island


THE devasted dad of a person who disappeared in Ibiza in January claims the search to search out him has uncovered 10 our bodies – however none of that are his son.

Mark Garland, 55, says he’s phoned by cops each time a physique is discovered, and every time his coronary heart stops, however he’s but to be given the closure he says he wants.

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Ben, 25, hasn’t been seen since January when he rode his motorcycle in a storm[/caption]

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Mark Garland fears his son Ben won’t ever be discovered after he went lacking throughout a storm in Ibiza in January[/caption]

His son, Ben Garland, 25, had been engaged on a luxurious yacht however didn’t return from a bike journey close to the city of Portinatx on January 21 when the island was hit by giant waves and powerful winds.

Mark took the courageous choice that each time a physique is discovered in the course of the seek for Ben, he could be notified instantly.

Talking to the Every day Star, he mentioned: “10 our bodies in whole have been discovered, however none of them have been Ben.

“Each time one is discovered I get a name and my coronary heart stops, however it’s by no means the information I want to listen to.

“I had the selection from the consulate to both await identification then be told or to be informed right away with out identification being made – I selected to be informed right away.”

“That’s my greatest concern: that he’s by no means discovered. I’m undecided how you reside with that. I simply need peace and closure.”

10 our bodies in whole have been discovered, however none of them have been Ben. Each time one is discovered I get a name and my coronary heart stops, however it’s by no means the information I want to listen to.


Mark Garland

He claims that the investigation has uncovered a startling variety of our bodies, washed up on seashores or discovered within the water.

Since his disappearance, Ben’s jacket was discovered floating 1,000ft from the coast of Punta des Gat and his watch and motorcycle have been additionally discovered close to to a cliffside spot the place his final publish to social media was taken.

On Monday, Mark and his three different kids paid tribute to Ben.

He mentioned: “He was every little thing you wished in a son. He referred to as me his hero. He simply had time for everybody.”

The seek for Ben has been scaled again because of the coronavirus pandemic, Mark admits he frightened that his son won’t ever be discovered.

Storm Gloria battered the northern a part of Ibiza earlier this yr, sparking huge swells that minimize off all maritime hyperlinks to the island.

Components of the nation had already been hit by blizzards and ice.

Greater than ten folks have to date died in incidents linked to Storm Gloria, together with three from hypothermia.

When the information first broke that Ben was lacking, Mark flew to Ibiza to assist with the search.


On the time, he mentioned: “I feel we now have to simply accept the worst potential information that our Ben isn’t coming dwelling.”

Admitting he had not slept for 38 hours, he added: “Everybody that knew Ben knew what a form caring lad he was and he at all times entered a room with a smile on his face.

“The authorities over right here have been wonderful and have by no means given up the hope of discovering Ben alive.

“My household would ask that you simply permit us a while now to attempt to come to phrases with this horrendous information.”

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The hunt for Ben has uncovered 10 different our bodies across the island[/caption]

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His jacket was seen floating 1,000 ft from the coast after he disappeared[/caption]

Members of Mr Garland’s household travelled to Ibiza to assist with the search
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Ben’s dad is fearing the worst for his son
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Spain and its islands have been battered by monster 50ft waves
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Spain and its islands was battered by monster 50ft waves[/caption]

Ben was a part of a crew of a ship docked within the port
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Ben’s household paid tribute to their son yesterday
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