I was truly surprised by the Bild ( a notorious red top) report, because 3 or 4 years ago, I seriously looked at everything I could find on the internet to do with Rene Hasee and the following things never came up
i) Never before had i seen suggestion that Rene took his outer clothes off and sat in the sand playing.
ii) Never before had i seen that Renes footprints vanished suddenly (a la "washed away by the sea"?)
Let's examine that last line about Renes footprints.
1. It was almost midsummers day so likely quite hot in PT, especially as Rene had taken his clothes off according to that report.
2. That beach would have been pretty busy at 6pm on a hot midsummers day.
3. Peeps on a beach usually face the sea, or the sun. It was 6pm, so the sun would have been in the west, but still fairly high in the sky. The sea was to the west also
4. With a fair number of peepe there and facing towards the sun and sea, then surely someone would have seen him had he drowned
So what did happen to him?
Was he near the back of the sands, near his Mum? Did someone see him and piggyback him, whatever, with the promise of an ice cream into the high dunes, or onto the hidden pathway? The pathway at the back of the restaurant ... to a waiting car? Or into the surfing shack, if that is what it is?
From Johns photographs, it seems some cars park mighty close to that ?surfing shack. Could he have first been taken there? ... or along that hidden pathway / over the dunes to the car park?