NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A desperate search has been launched for a Brooklyn man who has gone missing from a yoga retreat in Mexico.
As CBS2’s Tracee Carrasco reported, the man’s wife was pleading Thursday night for help from a cellphone carrier to provide vital information that could lead to her missing husband.
Hari Simran Singh texted his wife, Emily Smith, a photo of himself from a mountaintop in Tepotzlan, Mexico, where the Brooklyn couple had been at a yoga festival.
“He says, ‘I’m way up high,’ and he’s pointing down at the retreat center where I am,” Smith said.
Still in Mexico Thursday, Smith told CBS2 by phone that her husband decided to go for a short hike on Tuesday morning. But by Tuesday afternoon, Hari Simran sent his wife another text saying he had walked farther than intended.
With only a liter of water and some trail mix, that was the last anyone heard from him.
“Everyone who knows him, we want to do everything we can, because he’s counting on us,” said family friend Hari Khalsa.
A family spokesperson told 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria Friday they need a helicopter to make it easier to find the missing man.