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If you haven’t already:
If someone has had an accident and is unconscious, the hospital might not know who they are and who they should contact.
You could ring round hospitals to see if they have any recent unidentified arrivals. Check with us first as we may already have done this.
If you are actively looking for the missing person yourself, make sure you tell us so we know what you are doing.
For example, let police deal with any specialist searches in places like mountains or water.
To help us:
If someone has been missing for a while, you might want to put up missing posters or generate other publicity, for example on social media.
About missing people posters and other publicity
Having a loved one go missing can be a very traumatic experience. Take care of yourself and your family, and ask other people for help.
The charity Missing People can support you and help you cope when someone has gone missing. Their phone line on 116 000 is open 24 hours a day.
Things will be different if the person has gone missing in a different country to you.