Netflix documentary The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann is now available.
The streaming service also released the trailer ahead of its release.
The sensational new Netflix documentary is about the world’s most famous missing child case.
Brit tourist Neil Berry, who was staying at the Ocean Club in Praia da Luz when she went missing, told producers his daughter Jessica became pals with Maddie at the resort’s kids’ club.
He said: “They were of a similar age and they became thick as thieves.
“I remember they had been out sailing, which I thought was quite brave of the kids’ club, that they took them out on the sea. They were together in the boat.
“Jessie’s only real recollection of the holiday was Jess lost her straw summer hat in the sea and Madeleine launching herself into the sea to recover it for her – much to the alarm of the kids’ club staff who swiftly grabbed her and dragged her back into the boat.”
The new documentary, The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, claims she is likely to have been kept alive by child traffickers.
Jim Gamble, the top child protection cop in the UK’s first Maddie investigation, says: “I absolutely believe that in my lifetime we will find out what has happened to Madeleine McCann.
“There’s huge hope to be had with the advances in technology. Year on year DNA is getting better. Year on year other techniques, including facial recognition, are getting better.
“And as we use that technology to revisit and review that which we captured in the past, there’s every likelihood that something we already know will slip into position.”
But Madeleine’s parents, Kate and Gerry, have slammed the new documentary, saying that it could ‘hinder’ the investigation.
They have refused to participate in the eight-part-crime series, and have said they do not see how it will ‘help the search’ for Madeleine.
In their only statement about the document-series, the McCanns said: “We are aware that Netflix are planning to screen a documentary in March 2019 about Madeleine’s disappearance. “
“The production company told us that they were making the documentary and asked us to participate. “
“We did not see – and still do not see – how this program will help the search for Madeleine and, particularly given there is an active police investigation, it could potentially hinder it. “
“Consequently, our views and preferences are not reflected in the program. We will not be making any further statements or giving interviews regarding this program.”
The story of Madeleine’s disappearance remains one of the world’s biggest mysteries, nearly 12 years on.
But her parents are still hopeful and think their daughter is still alive and on her 14th birthday back in 2017 they said: “We love you and we’re waiting for you and we’re never going to give up.”