Monday, November 4, 2013

France: Briton Carol Sheridan, 73, Disappears While Hiking in Rhône-Alpes region, Missing for 11 Days

According to, the family of British woman, Carol Sheridan, 73, are appealing from the public after she went missing last week, very possibly while hiking in France's Rhône-Alpes region, very close to the Swiss border.

The retired teacher, originally from Salford in Greater Manchester, was last seen driving away from her home in Habère-Poche, in the Haute-Savoie department of Rhône-Alpes, on Sunday, October 27, eleven days ago.

Sheridan’s daughter, Fiona Conyers, who lives in New Zealand, alerted local police on Tuesday, but a search of the surrounding area has so far revealed no leads which might suggest clues as to what might of happened to Sheridan.

The town of Habère-Poche is located 20 kilometers west of the Swiss border on Lake Geneva, and roughly 90 kilometers from the Italian border to the south-west.
COMMENT: Sheridan’s family and friends are particularly keen to track down the whereabouts of the vehicle she was driving last Sunday, a black Fiat Panda 4x4 with the license plate, AZ522AP. Reportedly, Carol Sheridan retired to France some ten years ago and has always been in close contact with family and friends.

Sheridan is 73 years old and 5 feet 5 inches tall.

If you have any information regarding her whereabouts, or the whereabouts of her vehicle, please phone 0044-800-098-8485.

Readers can email, or Carol’s daughter, Fiona Conyers, at with information leading to Sheridan's whereabouts.

As I have said in the past, it is prudent and cautious, particularly for seniors, to establish a routine of walking with others, particularly in isolated areas, as falls and accidents are common for the elderly, however fit they believe they are. 

It is also a fact that according to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every three seniors over the age of 65 fall every year, but less than half talk to their healthcare providers about falling.