A FORMER Baywatch actress is on the way to solve the mystery of a Scots man who disappeared while hunting for Noah’s Ark.
Donna D’Errico, also a former Playboy star, is filming a new documentary at suspected Ark location Mount Ararat in Turkey where Stornoway man Donald Mackenzie went missing in 2010.
The 44-year-old, who played Donna Marcoin in the hit lifeguard show, is keen to shed light on what happened to Donald, 47, when he explored the mountain two years ago.
Donna also plans to travel to Lewis in the Western Isles to meet Mr Mackenzie’s family.
She said: “I interviewed several people on-camera over there who knew Donald or saw him before he disappeared, including some who I believe may know what happened to him.
“No official investigation or search was ever really conducted after he disappeared nearly two years ago.
“As soon as I left one of the people who I had interviewed and questioned about Donald’s disappearance pointed out that if it had been an accident that befell Donald his gear would have been found.”
Mr Mackenzie had been searching for Noah’s Ark for six years when he then left for Mt Ararat – he was reported missing on 14 October 2010 by a friend.
Derick Mackenzie, Donald’s brother, said that he had been in contact with Miss D’Errico about the documentary and she seemed “genuine”.
He said: “I have had contact from Donna – she said a few emotive things about Donald.
“I did not know she had gone to Ararat to look for him but I’m very glad she went.
“The more people who are trying to find out what happened to Donald the better.
“I don’t believe he is alive but at the same time you have to keep an open mind. I look forward to meeting Donna – she seemed genuine.”
The American model and actress first became interested in the chase for the ruins of Noah’s Ark after studying the Holy Bible’s Book of Genesis.
She failed a climbing attempt of the mountain last month but is scheduled to return this weekend.