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A man from Wiltshire UK has gone missing in Thailand days before he was due home for Christmas. He sent a distressing message to his family just prior to his disappearance.
21 year old Jordan Jacobs had been travelling around Asia since 2014, he was last seen on Phi Phi island after he accepted a free boat ride with a local man from the mainland. On Saturday morning his mother received a message via Facebook saying that he would never see his family again and that he was sorry that he would not see his family one last time. Worried by the message Mr Jacobs mother asked her son to phone her and in response he sent a number, he told his mother that he was upset that the man would not leave him and that he was afraid of him. The number turned out to belong o a Cypriot tourists who said that Mr Jacobs had given his phone number to his family after asking to borrow his phone at a restaurant in Ko Phi Phi Don, he went on to say that Mr Jacobs had approached him wearing no shoes and not carrying any kind of luggage or bag.
Mr Jacobs sister has now issued a public plea for anybody with any information about her brother to come forward. She believes the man who gave him a lift from the mainland is linked to his sudden disappearance. She wrote on Facebook that her brother had been travelling for a year with no problems and aired her concerns for her mother who has been treated for cancer and is due to have more radiotherapy in the New Year, however she now wants to skip her treatment to come and search for her son.
Mr Jacobs is around five foot six inches with brown eyes, dark hair and has tattoos on his arms and chest. It is believed he has a good tan and may have grown a beard. The Thai man who gave him a lift is thought to be in his late 20’s, was wearing Levi jeans and had a ‘cowboy’ look about him.
A Foreign Office spokesman said “We can confirm that a British national, Jordan Jacobs, was reported missing in Thailand on 12th December 2015. We are providing consular assistance to his family”.