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The reconnaissance undertaken and this report have been completed at thedirect request and benefit of Guillhermino Encarnacao the Algarve regionaldirector
the Portuguese Judicial Police.
am a serving police ofíicer and the National Adviser in relation to Search forPolice agencies within the United Kingdom. My role involves advising onsearching for persons that are missing, abduded or murdered, usingenhanced search techniques and technologies.
attend and review casesproviding advice and support on search plans, strategies and resources.
have extensive national and intemational experience in such casework and in
was awarded an
for services to search.
am a visiting Professor ofEarth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Southampton.
In compiling this report
have walked around the relevant areas of Praia DaLuz during the hours of darkness and then during daylight hours
have conduded reconnaissance flights using the Civil defencehelicopter. On
full site assessment of beach dynamics and adigability study was conducted by me along with Professors Alveirhino Diasand Oscar Ferreira costa1 and marine dynamics experts. Additionalconsultation has been made with Dr. Jorge Goncalves, a marine biologist.These named experts all work at the FCMA (oceanographic centre) Universityof Algarve.