Yesterday we reported on a missing British traveller in Thailand, Jordan Jacobs.
Well he’s now been found by Thai police after a successful search, the Guardian reports, and is now speaking with authorities on Koh Phi Phi.
Mr Jacobs went missing five days ago, after telling family over the phone that he would never see them again, and that he’d been taken to an island by a man who wouldn’t let him go.
The 21-year-old was due to fly home to his family in Lyneham, Wiltshire, on Wednesday but did not make his flight. He was last seen accepting a free ride to one of the Phi Phi islands, leading his family to start a search.
Police Col Lt Jetsada Junphum told the Guardian:
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.
The UK Foreign Office released a statement confirming he’d 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.
It’s still unclear what caused his disappearance.
As this is a breaking story, we will have more information when it’s available.