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British Tourist Goes MIA After Jumping Off Wild Prague Party Boat

Tyler Mitchell By Tyler Mitchell May5,2024

A desperate appeal to find a British tourist has been launched after he vanished after jumping from a party boat in Prague. The 29-year-old man was last seen reportedly jumping off a boat party in the early hours of Sunday, April 27, in Prague, Czech Republic. 

The man, who has been identified as Joop Sparkes, reportedly jumped off the boat at roughly 1am “to go for a swim” and has not been seen since. 

His girlfriend shared a heart-wrenching appeal on social media urging anyone with information to come forward to aid the police in their search.

She wrote on a Prague tourism group on Facebook: “My boyfriend Joop went missing early hours of Sunday April 27. Around 12:30/1am. He was on board the boat that leaves from the President Hotel Prague.

“On way back to the port he alleged to have jumped off to go for a swim and not been seen since. Police are aware.

“If anyone has any information or has seen him please call 158 get in touch.

“Family really worried. He possibly had swam back to shore and no one has seen him so he could be anywhere.(sic)”

A spokesperson for the Czech Republic police told “I can confirm that since early Sunday morning the Prague police have been searching for a 29-year-old foreigner who, according to the announcement, jumped from a party boat near the Charles Bridge in Prague 1 and has not been seen since.

“In the place where the missing person was last seen, several search operations took place, in which policemen from the river department were also involved, but the foreigner has not been found anywhere yet.” has reached out to President Hotel for comment. 

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  1. Absolutely heartbreaking news. I sincerely hope that Joop is found safe and sound soon. It’s concerning that he hasn’t been seen since he allegedly jumped off the party boat. My thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.

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