Police search for Shane Evans, reported missing in Thailand

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Police search for Shane Evans, reported missing in Thailand

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:27 am

Another backpacker gone missing... since last Tuesday. Please contact your mother, Shane.
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Police in Thailand continue to search for missing Gloucestershire man Shane Evans.

The 28-year-old former Dene Magna student hasn't contacted his family since Tuesday when he sent his mum a text saying 'I'm sorry.'

Shane had been thought to be in New Zealand but police searching for him tracked his phone to Thailand. Since the appeal went out last night his picture has been shared with Ex Pat groups in Thailand and groups of people travelling in the country in a bid to try and find him...
http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/82 ... story.html

Gloucester police are working with Interpol to track down the missing Brit.
Tabloid reports:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-n...stery-10006817
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-vanished.html
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Re: Police search for Shane Evans, reported missing in Thailand

Postby Anchor Moy » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:06 am

This about sums it up...

“Missing” In Thailand, Too Many Drama Queens
Published on 23rd February 2016 by Stickboy BKK

How many times have we seen it on social media?

My _________ (Options: brother, sister, son, daughter, dog) went backpacking to Thailand and is “MISSING” because they haven’t checked into Facebook for 30 minutes and I’m worried sick. Please share this with all your friends and family on every FB page and group with the word Thailand in it.

Back in the day people packed their rucksacks and off they went not to be heard of again for months on end. Their family and friends back home were lucky if they got a postcard every other month saying the usual, “Life is great, Thailand is great, missing you (not), I’m off to see a temple, I’ll write again soon, Bye for now”.
And that was it. No drama.

In the modern world of smartphones, wi-fi, and social media things are a whole lot different.

Kids wrapped in cotton wool all their lives want to head out into the big bad world and this has their family shitting bricks and panicking when their beloved go off the radar for a couple of days.

Twatpackers going on three day benders getting smashed and high on whatever or middle aged men balls deep in some bargirl they have fallen in love with are not missing. They are either selfish, stupid, smashed, shagging or a combination of any of the four. 99.9% of the time they are not “missing”.

The other common problem is family members telling half a tale when making their dramatic and sensationalist appeals with every news organisation and blogger jumping on the bandwagon taking them at their word.

The problem I, and many others it would appear, have with the drama queens and their missing persons appeals is when someone genuinely has gone missing or in need of help.
Many people quickly dismiss the appeals because in the past so many have cried wolf...
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Re: Police search for Shane Evans, reported missing in Thailand

Postby phuketrichard » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:21 am

when i first stared traveling i would call Mom every 3 months.

it was a pain in the ass sometimes, India and Nepal u had to make an apt to schedule a time to call and it was NOT cheap ( a 3 minute call would be the equivalent of living expenses for 2 days at least) :-)

I'd also send the aerograms every 2-3 weeks, but they could take months to get back if they made it at all.
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Re: Police search for Shane Evans, reported missing in Thailand

Postby SinnSisamouth » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:39 am

frank lee bent wrote:
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:24 am
AM nailed it
unless he winds up dead somewhere then u will both look foolish!

usually i would agree but it is odd he sent a text to his mum saying "I am sorry".
sorry for using all the milk up? sorry for being a big bender?

am is probably right my just being a big drama queen...
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Postby General Mackevili » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:18 am

Drama queen:

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Re: Police search for Shane Evans, reported missing in Thailand

Postby Anchor Moy » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:23 am

LOL.

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Re: Police search for Shane Evans, reported missing in Thailand

Postby SinnSisamouth » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:26 am

maybe it is not this generation of younglings that are the snowflakess but their parents?

so the 45 to 60 age bracket....
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Postby General Mackevili » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:50 pm

Anchor Moy wrote:LOL.

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Ha!
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Re: Police search for Shane Evans, reported missing in Thailand

Postby vladimir » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:54 pm

Anchor Moy wrote:
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:06 am
This about sums it up...

“Missing” In Thailand, Too Many Drama Queens
Published on 23rd February 2016 by Stickboy BKK

How many times have we seen it on social media?

Kids wrapped in cotton wool all their lives want to head out into the big bad world and this has their family shitting bricks and panicking when their beloved go off the radar for a couple of hours.
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