Friend of British man missing in the Swiss Alps say 'nothing adds up'
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Friends and family of a missing British hiker have spoken out in confusion over his disappearance.
The 29-year-old offshore chemical engineer was on a solo holiday for two weeks and lost contact with his loved ones on 22 June.
It's reported Aidan is currently believed to have visited a glacier on the last day anyone had contact with him.
The 29-year-old is thought to having been walking back to his caravan near the village of Grindelvald when he went missing.
Aidan's friends and family grew concerned after not hearing from him for a few days.
The last contact they had with him was in the hour after Aidan sent them several videos.
The 29-year-old's friends and family have since shared the footage Aidan recorded during his hike to try and identify the people he was with just before they last heard from him.
A friend of Aidans called Beth Taylor has taken to TikTok to raise awareness of the GoFundMe set up to support the search efforts to find him.
She's also shared footage of the 29-year-old from previous days and nights out together.
She said, as per National World: "This is awful - we all just need to know what has happened to him.
"He’d never just disappear like this. There isn’t a day goes by normally without him making contact with friends and family - sharing pictures or videos. We’re part of a massive group of really close friends - he wouldn’t just randomly go missing.
"All of us absolutely adore him. He’s got the biggest heart. He’d do anything for anyone. I know he would have spoken to the girl sitting near him in the video, and the people walking towards him. We’re just hoping that someone can identify them and give us a new lead."
Beth resolved 'nothing adds up' and that Aidan's family and friends have been left swinging 'between despair and hope,' the 'not knowing so hard'.
So far, at the time of writing, £31,015 of the GoFundMe's £30,000 target has been raised.
The money is being used to put Aidan's face on screen ads at petrol stations, shopping centres and other locations around Switzerland, as well as fund the use of search helicopter.
Aidan's brother, Connor, said: "We’re all missing Aidan so much - we just need him to come home.
"The hardest thing that me and my family are dealing with is the unknown. You can’t help but imagine the worst of things sometimes - especially with it being this long since he went missing.
"But then you feel guilty for imagining those things. Right now we just need more information - anything that can help us find him and bring him home."
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