PAT and John Anderson were “over the moon” last night after a very happy reunion with their 41-year-old son Peter yesterday evening.
Peter has a mental age of five and was reported missing on Saturday night after he failed to return to the Habitat apartment block in Puerto Pollensa where the family have been on holiday. The 41-year-old went for a bicycle ride at 4pm on Saturday and yesterday morning the Guardia Civil which had mounted a search on Sunday and the family were starting to get extremely concerned about Peter's whereabouts and welfare. The Guardia Civil called in a helicopter to help the hunt for the 41-year-old from Cumbria who went for a cycle with no money and no water. “We've been here four times before, so he should know the area a little bit,” Pat said yesterday morning as all the holiday representatives for tour firm First Choice were alerted and provided with a picture of missing Peter. Fortunately, at 4pm yesterday afternoon, 48 hours after he went missing, the search was called off.
Peter was found by police in the village of Campanet, some 25 kilometres away from Puerto Pollensa. Obviously, because of his mental age, it was difficult to get Peter to tell the full story, but it appears that he had his bicycle, hired from the apartment block, stolen and had walked on to Campanet where he spent at least one night sleeping in a church. He was returned to his parents suffering from sun burn. Along the way he discarded his t-shirt and had blisters on his feet, but apart from that Peter was said to have been in good physical condition. His parents, who had made arrangements to remain in Majorca and not return home today, were “over the moon” and said that they can not thank the local police and the Guardia Civil enough for finding their son. “He's never spent a night away from home in his life,” said Pat.

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