A French couple who went hiking on the island have been nowhere to be found for a week.


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Véronique and Laurent Blond, a French couple aged 56 and 58 from Tarn-et-Garonne, have been missing since Saturday March 16. It was their daughter, who had gone on vacation with them, who alerted the local authorities.

They have not been heard from since Saturday March 16. Véronique and Laurent Blond, a French couple aged 56 and 58 from Tarn-et-Garonne, have disappeared on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

They had gone hiking on trails in Sao Vicente. When they didn’t return to the hotel where they were staying, their daughter, who had gone on vacation with them, alerted the local authorities.

A search was launched on land and at sea on Sunday. In all, some 30 rescuers were involved, as well as a boat and drones. After an interruption on Friday, due to weather conditions, the search resumed on Thursday in an extended area. But still no trace of the Beaumont-de-Lomagne baker couple.

A search of their home

“They disappeared without a trace, neither backpack nor clothes”, said Superintendent João Góis, in charge of the investigation.

In addition to searchnes on the Portuguese island, a search was carried out at the home of the couple, who ru a bakery in Beaumont-de-Lomagne (Tarn-et-Garonne). Phones and electronic devices were seized.

But nothing suspicious was discovered during the search, according to information from Montauban public prosecutor Bruno Sauvage. The investigators found no clues to suggest that the couple wanted to end their lives.

A request for help on facebook from the French couple’s daughter

The couple’s daughter posted a help wanted post on the facebook group “Madeira Life” which has been shared over 2000 times, the post is regularly updated:

If you have any idea tell me or the police. I’m desperate and I just want to find my two parents
Hello everyone
I’m in a very complicated situation. My parents and I came to Madeira a few days ago. Yesterday we decided to have a chill day. But my parents wanted to have a little walk in the afternoon after lunch and I chose to stay in the house. They left the house at 2:30pm and they never came back. We are located at Sao Vicente near the faja da areia.
I think I know where they been. I’ll put a picture of it.
The police is already aware and doing they’re best ”

Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert is a 55-year-old writer and journalist based in Porto, Portugal. Born in France, he brings a unique blend of French and Portuguese perspectives to his work. Education Hervé studied Journalism and Literature at the University of Lyon in France. After completing his studies, he gained valuable experience working with various French media outlets (Portugal France also). Career He worked for several years as a journalist in France before making the move to Portugal. In Porto, he joined the Portugal Pulse team as a staff writer. Skills Hervé specializes in storytelling, investigative journalism, and cultural commentary. He has a flair for capturing complex issues in a relatable way. Personal Life He currently resides in Porto and enjoys the city's rich culture, from Fado music to Francesinha cuisine. Hervé continues to maintain strong ties to his French heritage, often traveling back to France for family visits and cultural exploration. With his unique background and diverse skill set, Hervé Hubert adds a layered, multicultural lens to every story he covers.

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