Here's an intriguing story from a man who one day decided to fake his own death and disappear:
Just four days after the idea first struck him, businessman Harry Gordon disappeared. The sea was his escape route, a boating accident his cover. One winter’s evening seven years ago Mr Gordon, returning from a lunch in his speedboat (“as you do”), sidled into mangroves alongside the Karuah estuary near Port Stephens in New South Wales. He left his wallet, his mobile phone and some tellingly empty champagne bottles in the boat, then used a small dinghy to putter off into the night. Chartless and torchless, he found himself out in the ocean. “It cut up a bit rough, it was a bit dicey,” he recalls. Eventually he made it back to shore, where he had a van, prestocked with clothing and A$100,000 (£42,000) in cash, parked near his holiday home. He drove away.
[read the rest of the article form the UK times].