Dave Cann Come Home

David Cann, foreign language teacher aged 56, of Southsea, Portsmouth, had been on a week-long break in Hisaronu, Southern Turkey when he went missing on Tuesday 2nd July.  He had planned to take a walk, and at 9am on the morning of Tuesday 2nd July he set off from his Hotel. He has not been seen since. 



Since his disappearance his family have flown out to the local area & extensive searches have taken place - involving the Police, Jandarma, NGO Search team AKUT, AFAT and the military. So far they have had no success in finding any evidence of Dave's location despite their efforts. We have also been supported in the UK by the Lucie Blackman Trust, who exist to support British nationals in crisis overseas. 

AKUT NGO Search & Rescue 

Lucie Blackman Trust 



As a family we are hugely concerned for Dave. This disappearance is completely out of character - in the days prior to his last sighting he had enjoyed various local trips, made friends with both other holiday makers and the owners of his hotel spoke extremely fondly about him.

We have had some great media coverage in the UK and we thank everyone for their support and involvement.

BBC Coverage 

Daily Mail Coverage 

Mirror Coverage 


This gofundme is raising funds to give back to both AKUT & The Lucie Blackman Trust, and cover the relatively small cost of the family's travel & expenses to be based locally where possible.

Many thanks for all of your ongoing wishes & support. 

Dave Cann's Family & Friends
  • Tim Bell 
    • £40 
    • 28 mos
  • keith martin 
    • £20 
    • 33 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £20 
    • 33 mos
  • Sue Church 
    • £10 
    • 33 mos
  • Carl Whelan 
    • £10 
    • 33 mos
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Fundraising team (4)

George Thomas 
Organizer
Raised £240 from 6 donations
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Sandra Thomas 
Team member
Raised £180 from 5 donations
Paul Lieberman 
Team member
Raised £20 from 1 donation
Melvyn Thomas 
Team member