Miracle! Joyce Curtis found her missing son Nicholas alive after a decade in france, What happened? Explained

A mother who assumed her son was dead after he went missing more than a decade ago has hailed a “Christmas miracle” after discovering he is alive and well. Let’s see How Joyce Curtis found her missing son Nicholas alive after a decade in detail.

‘Grieved for him’

Joyce Curtis assumed her son Nicholas had died after not seeing or hearing from him since 2010.

The last thing she knew, he was hitchhiking around France and Spain, but because of Covid, she assumed Nicholas had contracted the illness and died. The bereaved mother ‘grieved for him’.

On December 19, however, Joyce Curtis received a phone call informing her that her son was alive and in a hospital in the south of France.

In a video posted to friends on Facebook, Joyce Curtis added:

‘I can’t believe it,’ she said. ‘I thought with Covid and everything that has gone on, I thought he was dead. I grieved for him.

‘When I got the call to say he was alive I just went into shock. All I did was cry all day.

‘This has just made Christmas for me, especially since my husband died back in June.

‘It’s like that film Miracle on 34th Street. It’s like a miracle.

‘I’d resigned myself to the fact that he had died. I really thought that and I think everybody thought the same.’

‘I never gave up on my son.’ 

What happened to Nicholas?

After losing his joiner job in the middle of the 2000s, Nicholas left his hometown of Glasgow, Lanarkshire, to travel throughout Europe.

He claimed to have been travelling to his mother, and according to Joyce, he spent some time sleeping on the streets of Paris.

He is pictured here before he went travelling.

Image : DailyMail. 

In 2009, Joyce Curtis decided to file a missing person’s report after not hearing from her son in “aeons.”

Joyce Curtis was informed that Nicholas had been admitted to a hospital in France a year later by the British Consulate in Paris.

After that, she and her husband took a plane to visit him, but that would be the last time she saw or spoke to him for more than a decade.

Joyce Curtis said:

‘I got a letter in 2010 to say that Nicholas was in hospital in France. ‘He’d been missing for a while by then.

‘I’d already reported him missing here in Glasgow the previous year after not hearing from him in ages and ages. ‘

Me and my husband went over to visit him and it was that good to see him.

‘We were getting him home, but for some reason, I don’t know why, he just disappeared again.

‘They were sending him home and I was told he was getting put on a flight.

‘I was expecting him home at Glasgow at a certain time. I worked at the Southern General Hospital at the time.

I was waiting on him coming home and there was no sign. ‘When I was over visiting him in France I bought him some shoes and stuff like that so he could have clothes to travel home with.

‘I was waiting in work. But he never got home. I remember it was pouring of rain that day.

‘I phoned every airport to see if he’d gotten on a flight but nothing.

‘We never heard anything again.

That was the last I heard from him until Monday.’

“Christmas miracle”

When the British Consulate notified Joyce Curtis that he had been admitted to a French hospital for a second occasion, Joyce was shocked to learn that he was still alive.

‘I spoke to him on the phone. He looks healthy. ‘ JoyceCurtis asked him, “Are you coming home Nicky?” And he said,“Aye”.

‘I can’t imagine what he’s been through. I just need to get him home.’

Although Joyce Curtis is eager to visit Nicholas in France, Nicholas is currently preparing to return to his own country.

Joyce Curtis said:

‘I’m not building my hopes up yet until I get him home.

‘Hopefully though I might even get over to France with my daughter before then so I can see him.’

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office spokesperson said:

‘We are supporting a British man in France and are providing assistance to his family.

‘We are in contact with the local authorities.’


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