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Fears grow for Midlands nurse after vanishing off Egyptian coast


Fears are growing for a former Midlands nurse who is missing after scuba diving off the coast of Egypt.

Louise Houslip, 36, took part in a trip with a pal on Friday – but her disappearance prompted concern she had been swept out into the Red Sea.

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She could have been picked up by a “freak current”, The Sun reported. It is understood she was on holiday in the Tiran area, which is close to the Sharm-El Sheikh holiday resort.

The Egyptian military joined the large search party in a bid to locate Louise, who had previously worked for the University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.

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A source said: “She was out with a qualified guide and suddenly she just vanished.

“The waters are mild out there and divers have been known to survive for days.”

Louise, also worked as a nurse in Devon and London, but is originally from Guernsey.

It was reported Louise was taking a break having trained nurses for the NHS Nightingale Hospital in East London, MyLondon reported.

One of Louise’s friends Jo tweeted: “(Louise has) not seen since 2pm local time Friday. Was on holiday diving in the Red Sea (Jackson Reef, Tiran area). We are increasingly concerned for her welfare.

“Please DM me if you have info or can help.”

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