Explorer goes missing in Papua New Guinea searching for tribe of headhunters
METRO UK – RICHARD HARTLEY-PARKINSON/PHOTO CREDIT: BENEDICT ALLEN
Explorer Benedict Allen has gone missing after attempting to find an indigenous tribe in Papua New Guinea, it is reported. The 57-year-old, who has previously recorded series for the BBC and written books on exploration, was on a journey to rediscover the Yaifo tribe.
In a post on his website before setting off titled ‘I may be some time’, adding ‘don’t try to rescue me, please – where I’m going in [Papua New Guinea] you won’t ever find me you know…)
Mr Allen said he was looking to meet with the tribe 30 years after discovering them for the first time. He said: ‘No outsider has made the journey to visit them since the rather perilous journey I made as a young man three decades ago.
‘This would make them the remotest people in Papua New Guinea, and one of the last people on the entire planet who are out-of-contact with our interconnected world.’