Fears for Australian surfers missing in Mexico: Australian Surfers Missing

Published: December 1, 2015

Fears for Australian surfers missing in Mexico: Australian Surfers Missing, The plight of two West Australian surfers missing in Mexico for over a week has prompted a world-wide social media campaign as hopes dim they’ll be found safe and well.

Numerous news sites are reporting Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman were last spotted getting off a ferry in the port town of Topolobampa on November 20 and were due to continue in their van towards Guadalajara.

The alarm was raised after they failed to arrive at their planned destination by November 21.

A burnt out van, similar to one the two were driving has since been found in the Sinaloa region, described by local authorities as one of the most dangerous parts of Mexico. Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop today confirmed the van was that of the Australians and that her department held “very grave” concerns for the fate of the two men.”

“A vehicle registered in the name of one of the West Australian men has been located,” Ms Bishop said. “There are human remains and these are yet to be formally identified.”

Local radio in Australia is reporting, “The families and partners are aware the van in which they were travelling has been located by Mexican authorities and that a tragic event has occurred.

“The families hold deep fears for the safety of their sons but stress that they are still waiting for details to be confirmed.”

Lucas’ partner Josie Cox quickly established the hashtag #finddeanandadam which has quickly spread.

Their missing pairs’ families are due to fly out to Mexico to further the search and have asked for privacy “during this enormously difficult time,”.

Australian authorities are expected to continue the search in conjunction with Mexican police.

A gofundme page has since been established to assist the family with the investigation and travel expenses. It has raised almost $35,000 so far.

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