The body of a British tourist who had missed his trip home with a buddy was discovered in Lanzarote while he was on vacation.
Robert Campbell, a 44-year-old Scot who was on his first ever vacation abroad and was scheduled to return home on Thursday of last week, went missing while he was still in the country.
Mr. Campbell got ill just prior to takeoff and was transported to the hospital. The Scot was deemed healthy enough to fly home after being inspected, though.
Mr Campbell then became separated from his friend Paddy at the airport shortly before the flight and was unable to be contacted, it was reported.
Mr Campbell’s family then issued appeals to help find him as two of them flew out to the island’s capital Las Palmas to find him.
His sister, Margueritte Devine, confirmed the tragic news that her brother was found dead on Tuesday.
The family has launched a GoFundMe page to help cover some of the costs of bringing Mr Campbell’s body home to Uddington, in South Lanarkshire, and to pay for his funeral.
Ms Devine wrote: ‘Sadly our brother died in Lanzarote yesterday and we’re left with a bill of 6 and 10 thousand pounds in funeral fees.
‘We are desperate to get him home asap so I am writing this to reach out from my heart to help us bring him home.’
Tributes have been paid to the Scot on social media with friends and family calling him ‘one of the best’.
One friend, sharing the GoFundMe page, wrote: ‘Could everyone please share this and help us get our uncle Rab home asap where he belongs.’
She added: ‘One of our family members and friends flew over to Lanzarote to find him and bring him home but unfortunately they were sadly too late so we are all heartbroken and devastated and shocked.’
Sharing photos of Mr Campbell, another wrote: ‘Gutted to hear the passing of our Uncle who was reported missing in Lanzarote has been found dead. First time going on holiday and not returning. R.I.P.’
Another said: ‘R.I.P cuz. You are one of the best. Sending lots love to my cousins thinking about you all, love you.’