British Woman, 23, Found 'Safe And Well' At Eco-Retreat After Going Missing For Eight Days In Fiji

Lydia O'Sullivan had not been seen or heard from for more than a week before she was found at a retreat in the Fijian mountains.
Lydia O'Sullivan, who has been missing in Fiji for 8 days.
Lydia O'Sullivan, who has been missing in Fiji for 8 days.

A British woman missing for eight days has been found “safe and well” at an eco-retreat on the south Pacific island nation of Fiji.

Lydia O’Sullivan, 23, had not been seen or heard from for eight days, sparking a police search in the country.

But it emerged on Saturday morning that O’Sullivan, who is from Whitehaven, Cumbria and had been living and working in Auckland, New Zealand, had been found at a mountain eco-retreat, The Mirror reported.

Her sister wrote on Facebook: “We are absolutely elated that Lydia O’Sullivan has been found safe and well on an eco–retreat in the Fijian mountains.

“My mother has just spoken to her and she is safe and well oblivious to the world search party looking for her.

“We would like to thank the police forces in Fiji and England for there hard work and dedication to find Lydia.

“But mostly we would like as a family to thank our amazing friends and everyone that has sent well wishes and offers for help.

“The Fijian people have been so kind. They all went the extra mile to help find Lydia.”

Namosi Eco Retreat also posted a picture of Lydia at a village after news of the search reached the remote retreat.

It said: “A HUGE thank you to Lydia for staying with us this week. The village kids miss you already! Safe travels and god bless.”

Cumbria Police had previously urged anyone with information about O’Sullivan’s whereabouts to contact authorities, and had been in contact with her family as the search progressed.


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