British traveller reported missing in Thailand is found

British traveller reported missing in Thailand is found

A British traveller who was reported missing in Thailand five days ago after telling his parents that a man had taken him to an island and would not let him leave has been found.

Jordan Jacobs, 21, from Lyneham, Wiltshire, had been due to fly home on Wednesday for Christmas but was last seen on one of the popular Phi Phi Islands on Saturday, leading his family to start a search.

Police Col Lt Jetsada Junphum on Koh Phi Phi Don told the Guardian that Jacobs was currently speaking to the police after a successful search.

“We found him trying to apply for a diving job on Koh Phi Phi. He was walking along the beach.”

“He is alive and really well.”
“He has 6-7,000 baht left and a credit card. He shaved his beard.”

A UK Foreign Office spokesman confirmed Jacobs had been found: “Our embassy staff have spoken with Jordan Jacobs to check on his welfare and we will remain in contact with his family to provide any further assistance required”

Emily Jacobs, his sister, had previously appealed for help on her Facebook page.

 

 

 

Photo Caption: Jordan Jacobs has gone missing in Thailand after telling his parents that a man had taken him to an island and would not let him leave. Photograph: Emily Jacobs/Facebook




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