Iron Man participant mysteriously disappears

Iron Man participant mysteriously disappears

The Gabon national left his hotel in the middle of the night and has not been seen since.


Humewood detectives are urgently trying to locate a 48-year-old man from Gabon who went missing during the early hours of yesterday morning. 

According to police information, David Rene Roger Bellet-Brissaud and his wife booked into the Paxton hotel in Port Elizabeth on Thursday afternoon. 

He was in Nelson Mandela Bay to participate in this weekend's Iron Man Africa Championship and his wife woke up around 1am yesterday morning and realised he was gone. 

The police's Priscilla Naidu says CCTV footage shows Bellet-Brissaud leaving the room and walking out the hotel and down the street.

It is not clear in which direction he walked once on the main road and he did not take his wallet or cellphone with him.

"The team is going out again this morning," says Naidu. "We will go back, re-interview the wife (and) see if we can't get more information from her."

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