Brett's father, Wayne, who lives in California, appealed to Phuketwan overnight for help in finding his son.
''Brett spends about six months every summer on Phuket and has done for the past seven or eight years,'' Mr Bean told us by email from California.
''He was scheduled to leave Phuket on Monday, November 26 to fly to Bangkok, from there he was scheduled to fly to Hong Kong and catch a flight to Los Angeles on November 28.
''He never arrived, I checked the airlines and they said his ticket was not used!
''I have contact the US Embassy in Hong Kong and Bangkok. I tried contacting the Phuket police department on several occasions. Because of the language barrier the best I could gather from the discussion was for me to dial 1155.
''Since I called from the US I had no idea what prefix if any I was supposed to use. I tried every combination I could think of without any luck.
''Did you by any chance run and stories about an accident or anything with the name Brett Bean? I am getting desperate and really need your assistance.''
Mr Bean said Brett is slender, weighs about 170 pounds, was 6 feet one inch tall with blond, receding hair and blue eyes.
''He has a year around apartment somewhere near Patong beach,'' Mr Bean said. ''He is a big surfer, hangs around the beach with lots of other surfers.''
Mr Bean was able to provide flight details and said he was certain his son had not caught the flight from Bangkok to Hong Kong or the flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles.
He said he could not be sure whether Brett caught the flight from Phuket to Bangkok, as he did not have the details.