Date
30 March 2017
Romeo Cheung (inset), a 27-year-old Hongkonger working in London, has gone missing after landing in Ilulissat during a holiday in Greenland. Photos: Flickr/Visit Greenland from Ilulissat, HKEJ
Romeo Cheung (inset), a 27-year-old Hongkonger working in London, has gone missing after landing in Ilulissat during a holiday in Greenland. Photos: Flickr/Visit Greenland from Ilulissat, HKEJ

HK banker working in London goes missing in Greenland

A 27-year-old Hong Kong man working in London has gone missing while on a trip to Greenland, prompting his family and friends to appeal to authorities for help in finding his whereabouts. 

Romeo Cheung Yat-wui, who was working for Royal Bank of Canada in London, failed to return to the British capital after going on a solo trip to Greenland earlier this month.

Cheung, who graduated from the University of Hong Kong and received his Master’s degree from the Imperial College in London, began a trip on July 8 and planned to return to London on July 17.

However, he failed to return to work on July 18 as per schedule, sparking concern among all those who knew him.

Cheung’s friends set up a special web page to seek clues and information on his whereabouts.

Meanwhile, his family members have sought help from Hong Kong’s Immigration Department as well as Greenland police, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Tuesday.

The Immigration Department has contacted China’s foreign ministry and the Chinese embassy in Greenland and requested assistance for the family members, some of whom have flown to Greenland.

According to reports, Cheung carried a tent and food supplies with him as he went on a 10-day camping trip.

The last known place where he made contact was at Ilulissat, a town in western Greenland.

At that time, he informed his friends that he was preparing to join a group that would undertake a helicopter trip to see glaciers, Ming Pao Daily reported.

Since then, there has been no contact from him, prompting his family to report him as missing. 

According to local media in Greenland, initial police investigations revealed that Cheung was last seen on July 14, when he was at a mountain near the Arctic circle.

An aerial search operation in the famous glacier area between Sisimiut and Kangerlussuaq has failed to find any trace of him.

As the family remains anxious, Hong Kong’s Immigration Department has assured that it will provide all necessary assistance.

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