British Explorer Vanishes During Expedition to Find Tribe in Papua New Guinea

File photo dated 24/03/04 of explorer Benedict Allen, who has gone missing after attempting to find an indigenous tribe in Papua New Guinea, it is reported.

A British explorer has vanished during an expedition to find an indigenous tribe in Papua New Guinea.

Benedict Allen, 57, was dropped into the rainforest by helicopter last month. He was travelling alone and wasn’t carrying a satellite phone or any GPS devices.

He was scheduled to catch a flight out of the country on Monday but did not show up, his management agency confirmed Wednesday.

Allen was hoping to make contact with the reclusive Yaifo tribe, which he had encountered in a mountainous area some 30 years ago.

The explorer is well-known in the U.K. for TV documentary programs in which he travels to remote parts of the planet without any form of modern technology.

On Oct. 11, Allen tweeted a picture of himself along with his gear with a caption saying he was heading to a London airport.

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SOURCE: NBC News, Saphora Smith