From the Not-Dead-Yet Department: According to news reports out of Australia, witnesses in Mexico claim to have seen Olivia Newton-John's missing boyfriend, who was reported to have fallen overboard during a deep-sea fishing trip last year.
Patrick McDermott supposedly disappeared on June 30, 2005, while on an overnight fishing trip out of San Pedro, California. News reports revealed that he had amassed huge debts and faced possible jail time over child support he owed his former wife, actress Yvette Nipar.
But according to a story on Monday in Australia's Daily Telegraph, McDermott has been seen by witnesses in Mexico's Baja Peninsula as recently as a few weeks ago.
Manuel Valdez, owner of a bar north of the Mexican resort town of Cabo San Lucas, told the paper he saw McDermott several months ago and was struck by McDermott's mood, saying "it was one of those situations where you don't know if the person is on drugs or normally quiet."
Newton-John, 57, was at a health retreat she owns in Australia when she learned of McDermott's disappearance. She later told the hosts of The View that her initial reaction to hearing about McDermott was utter shock. "I was just kind of frozen. … But you have to move on. I didn't think I was going to sing again, but I am singing again."
We'll be keeping an eye on this one ...