Search launched on Samothrace after authorities informed tourist went missing on July 23

A search and rescue operation was launched on the northern Aegean island of Samothrace on Friday after it emerged that a 22-year-old tourist had gone missing.

Authorities said that the man has not been seen since July 23 but they were only notified of his absence on Thursday night, more than a week later.

They did not give any more details regarding the missing man.