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Detail from a 'Missing' poster for Phuket tourist Mark Robson

Phuket Tourist Fails to Catch Flight

Friday, February 10, 2012
PHUKET: The mother of a young British-South African tourist is concerned to locate him after he failed to catch a flight off Phuket on February 6. The flight was to connect with a flight to Taipei and a teaching job.

Mark Robson, 27, had been holidaying on Phuket and last used a card at an ATM on Phuket on January 23.

Phuket Tourist Police have been asked by Mr Robson's mother Merneen to make further inquiries and to seek public help in tracing her brown-eyed, brown-haired son.

Mr Robson moved from the Old Phuket Hotel in Karon, where he was joined by his parents for a week, to Nai Yang, a beach village south of Phuket International Airport, about January 12-14, his parents believe.

''His last e-mail was on the January 15 from Nai Yang Beach,'' his mother wrote in an email to Phuket Tourist police officer Frank Tomenson. ''We have not heard from him since.''

She added that her son hired a motorcycle for the day on January 14. Mr Robson had stayed in Bangkok, on Samui and Phangan island then stayed in Patong on Phuket before joining his parents for a week in Karon.

''We received a call from his employers in Taipei to say he had not arrived,'' the email said. ''He was due to start teaching English on February 8 on a year's contract.''

Mr Robson said her son was always diligent in letting his parents know about where he was staying but had sent no word about his accommodation in Nai Yang.

He was travelling on a British passport but also holds a South African passport.

A 'MISSING' poster advises people who may have information to contact Cathy Robson on +27 834 271218 E: or Jess +27 828 970707 E:


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I hope this young man can be found safely.

Posted by Tbs on February 10, 2012 11:43


I do hope he turns up! Thoughts are with the family..

Can't deny its a bad sign he has not used his card in 2-3 weeks. :(

Posted by Joel M on February 10, 2012 20:26


Jess, did you get my email to your second email address?

Hope he turns up safe and well

Posted by Anonymous on February 11, 2012 06:33


i hope he is safe. god bless!

Posted by feverhigh on February 12, 2012 00:04

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