By Humphrey Carter

THE search for missing British resort representative Jacqueline Tennant continued in Majorca yesterday with members of her family scouring the mountains and hills of Betlem, near Arta, while the Guardia Civil wait for the telephone company Movistar to trace the final call the missing 45-year-old received on her mobile the day she was last seen - October 8.

Jacqueline Tennant had spent the summer working in Can Picafort and spent all of her Tuesday day-offs hiking and exploring the island. A member of the RAF she is fit and healthy and an experienced walker and map reader but, on the day she went missing, she had not told anyone where she was heading so the Guardia Civil search and rescue teams, which scored the area around Can Picafort for two days immediately after her disappearance, can not mount a serious search until they have an idea of where Jacqueline was on Tuesday 8.

Her family are becoming increasingly frustrated with the “slow” pace of the search. One of her sisters, Monique flew down to Majorca the following Sunday, October 14, to chase up the authorities and the search. She spent ten days touring the island billing posters of her missing sister while trying to establish a flow of communications with the police. Last week, another sister Maxine accompanied by niece Lakeita and husband Damian came to Majorca to step up the search with the phone company “dragging its feet” over getting a fix on Jacqueline's mobile phone signal. Damian has even checked hospitals in Minorca and has continued to put posters up all over the island. The trio have also been examining Jacqueline's diary. Damian said yesterday that his aunt had a list of places “to do” and they have been trying to visit them as part of the search. Damian said that Jacqueline had exhaustively hiked the area around Inca but still had plans to go walking in the areas of Formentor and Arta.

Monique has apparently covered Formentor and yesterday, Damian led the search to Betlem where they covered a number of mountain trails but found no sign of the missing woman.

Colleagues of Jacqueline who worked with her at the Viva Can Picafort resort for British tour operator First Choice, are continuing to help the family but what the Tennants want is for the phone company to speed up their efforts to triangulate the call and provide the Guardia Civil with the information they need to launch a proper search.

In the meantime, will anyone with any information or wishes to help the search contact the Bulletin.


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