Australian surfer missing for a week in Bali

MICHAEL BACHELARD
Last updated 19:22, September 4 2014
The resort where Peter Maynard was last seen on August 26.

The resort where Peter Maynard was last seen on August 26.

Jakarta: An Australian surfer has been missing in Bali for a week after he disappeared from his hotel room leaving all his belongings behind. Local police say they are mystified by the disappearance of Peter James Alexander Maynard from the Nusa Indah bungalows on Nusa Lembongan, off the coast of Bali.

The owner of the bungalows, Made Maryanta, said Mr Maynard, 46, had last been seen at breakfast on August 26. The hotel owner had become suspicious when he failed to check out, as scheduled, two days later on August 28.

The police chief for Nusa Penida, Nyoman Suarsika, said the room was searched but and Mr Maynard was gone leaving all his belongings intact.

"We can't be sure where he went missing, whether on land or on the water. We searched the whole island, we also searched the waters ... but we haven't found him," Mr Nyoman said. "We talked to all the business owners, the local villagers, but no one has seen him."

Mr Maynard had also not registered at any other hotel.

Staff at the bungalows said Mr Maynard had seemed fine at breakfast on August 26.

"It is mysterious," Mr Nyoman said. "If he went missing while surfing, he would've carried with him his surfing equipment, if he went diving than he would've been registered with the local businesses. But everything is still in his room."

Police said Mr Maynard's phone and iPad were also left behind, the iPad still on the charger.

Mr Maynard's family is due to arrive on Friday.

The owner of Nusa Indah bungalows said during his three day stay that Mr Maynard had mainly relaxed in the bungalows, he was only seen once went surfing.

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 - Fairfax Media Australia

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