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Surfing Community Comes Together for Families of Australian Surfers Missing in Mexico

Alexandria Bordas - The Inertia
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December 4, 2015

Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman are still classified as missing in Mexico after their torched van was found. (gofundme)

Update: Three Arrested in Mexico Over Suspected Killing of Two Australian Tourists (Associated Press)

An upsurge of support has risen in the international surfing community as longtime friends and travel companions Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman are still labeled as missing persons in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico.

“We do have very grave concerns for their fate,” said Julie Bishop, Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs in an interview on Dec. 1. “When it was revealed some days ago that they were missing, our consular authorities got in touch with the authorities in the United States and have been working around the clock to determine their whereabouts.”

The Australian surfers had planned to be in Guadalajara on Nov. 21 but when that day came and went the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade classified Dean and Adam as “missing.” Traveling in a blue-and-white striped Chevy van, the pair began their journey in Edmonton, Canada and were slowly cruising southbound, making stops to surf along the way.

It has been nearly two weeks since their disappearance and many family members and friends are beginning to dread the worst. Reports have flooded in stating a curious van registered to one of the men was found in the Navolato region of Sinaloa torched with human remains inside. DNA tests are currently being conducted to see if they match Dean or Adam.

To donate and to learn more about Dean and Adam visit the gofundme site

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