British hiker Esther Dingley is sixth to go missing where she vanished in last 15 years

FIVE other people have gone missing in the last 15 years near where a Brit hiker vanished, officials revealed yesterday.

Esther Dingley, 37, was last seen in a selfie on top of 2,700m Pico Salvaguardia on the Spanish-French border.

Boyfriend Dan Colegate, 38, said the pain of “not knowing what has happened is excruciating” as he revealed he fears she may have been snatched.

Authorities believe the Durham travel blogger, missing since late November, had an accident.

Last month Spanish lawyer Andres Funes, 61, went missing near there.

Yesterday it emerged four other European hikers have vanished in the glacier-rich region since 2006.

All, like Esther, were on their own.

A spokesman for the French police said: “It’s not an easy terrain.”

Bad weather means the current search is on hold.

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