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article imageUnidentified man wakes up on beach, alledgedly with amnesia

By Henry Cole     Aug 22, 2011 in World
Kent - Police in Kent, England are making a public plea for anyone with information on the identity of a mystery man, said to be suffering with severe amnesia, to contact them.
The man, who is believed to be in his late 50s or early 60s, claimed he woke up on a beach in Deal, Kent on August 17th, and asked for directions to the hospital. He walked into the Victoria Hospital in Deal on August 18th, complaining of head pains, though no obvious injuries have been found. He has since been moved to the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Margate.
He is thought to be suffering from amnesia, which is, as explained by Wikipedia, a condition in which memory is disturbed or lost. In many cases of amnesia, only one of the two types of memory, procedural memory (skills) or declarative memory (personal and factual recollection), is impaired, and in this case it would appear to be only the latter that is affected, as the man is still able to speak English.
Details of the man have been circulated to police forces across the UK, but so far he has not been reported missing. A spokesman for Kent Police has said: "The man says he doesn't have any memory of himself, his family, home or any other personal details.”
The man was wearing black Wrangler Jeans, a white T-shirt, and beige walking boots. He is of large build, and had with him sunglasses, cigarettes, and a walking stick. He is clean, tidy, and does not appear to have slept rough.
Anyone with information on the man’s identity is asked to telephone police on +44 1622 690 690.
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