A man who was presumed dead five years ago, when he failed to return from a canoeing trip, showed up in London today, the Daily Mail reports. John Darwin, 57 and able to remember only his name, walked into a police station saying: "I think I am a missing person." Oddly enough, Darwin’s wife sold the family home and emigrated to Panama only four weeks ago.
A science teacher for 18 years, Darwin was working as a prison officer when he was thought to have drowned, after the remains of his canoe washed up on a beach, in March, 2002. Attempts to contact his wife via the UK embassy have been unsuccessful. But Darwin’s father said he will be “over the moon” to see his son again. “I will tell him, 'Well done', and I want to find out what's happened to him."