The family of a Victoria man who is currently missing in Spain have started a GoFundMe campaign, in hopes of raising funds to support the search.
In a media release, VicPD said 67-year-old Scott Graham was last seen in Madrid when he visited the Canadian Embassy in the Spanish capital on July 15th.
Family said Graham made an appointment to return to the embassy the following Monday on July 18th, but that he never showed up.
An active missing persons case is underway in Spain with VicPD matching those efforts by issuing their own appeal, in Spanish and English.
According to family, Graham suffers from a medical condition that could become life-threatening if he does not receive daily medication, and his family is deeply concerned about the disappearance.
Investigators in Victoria say they have learned Graham may have visited a hospital located on Madrid’s north side, but the outcome of the visit is unknown.
Graham is described as a Caucasion man who stands 5’9″ with a medium build. He has brown hair and blue eyes, and the pictures of him are recent.
According to the GoFundMe page, donations will go towards covering the cost of an urgent trip to Spain.
Scott’s daughters Georgia and Kaiza, as well as Georgia’s partner will make the trip. Travel expenses will include 3 return flights, travel within Spain, accommodation and, due to the uncertainty of the crisis, an emergency fund.
The fund will also prepare the group for hospital bills, emergency travel documents, flights and unforeseen costs of bringing Graham home.
At the time of publication, the GoFundMe campaign had reached $20,000 of its $40,000 goal.
You can view the GoFundMe here.