Fear of a British man walking through a typhoon & # 39; to reach emergency shelter in the Philippines
A British man is feared missing in the Philippines after losing contact with his mother when he told her he was planning to walk to an evacuation shelter in the middle of Typhoon Kammuri.
Sara Ransom has not heard from her son Harry Jackson, 22, since their phone call was interrupted before trying to find his way to safety on Tuesday due to the powerful storm.
Typhoon Kammuri, locally known as Tisoy, killed four people, destroyed homes, and pulled power lines across the Philippines when it arrived on Luzon Island at nearly 133 kph late on Monday.
Mrs. Ransom had spoken to her son in a WhatsApp video call on Monday around 11 p.m. that would have been in the Philippines on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Sara Ransom has not heard from her son Harry Jackson (right), because their phone call (left) turned off a few moments before he tried to get to safety through Typhoon Kammuri
The 22-year-old had told his mother earlier in the night that he was packing an emergency bag in case he had to evacuate while living by a river.
In their last interview, he told Mrs. Ransom that he now had plans to walk a little more than a mile to an evacuation shelter before the telephone signal cut off. He has not been heard since.
& # 39; The last contact I had with him was on Monday after 11 p.m. UK, that would be after 7 p.m. It was a video message & # 39 ;, she said. & # 39; We report many, three or four times a week, via WhatsApp video calls & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I spoke to him earlier, around midnight his time, and he picked up an emergency bag in case they had to evacuate. His house is right on the river.
The 22-year-old had told his mother (together in the photo) earlier in the night that he was packing an emergency bag in case he had to evacuate while living by a river
The worried mother placed calls on social media after she had not heard from her son
& # 39; There is a narrow road – the flood defenses were at its gate. Some parts of the roof of the outbuilding had disappeared from the farm. He said the flood had gone more than three and a half meters.
& # 39; He said that "we have to get out and walk about two kilometers to the evacuation center." He said he was wearing his boots. And then the signal dropped and I have not heard from him since. & # 39;
Mr. Jackson had arrived in the town of Daet, on the east coast of the island, on October 28 to help a friend set up a farm and he planned to live there until July next year.
His mother added that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Commonwealth and the Kent police had reported her son missing and had provided details of his disappearance to Interpol.
& # 39; Kent Police and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Commonwealth have been helpful, reported him missing and have been reported to Interpol & she said. & # 39; The FCO has passed all data from Harry to the embassy in the Philippines. I have not heard anyone & # 39 ;.
In their last call, he told Mrs. Ransom that he intended to walk a little more than a mile to an evacuation center before the signal went off (photo: Mr. Jackson with his brother Jude)
& # 39; They treat him as missing due to the nature of his last contact about having to walk through the typhoon at the potentially flooded river.
& # 39; I understand that there is currently no communication to and from Daet. We just want to know that he has passed the evacuation center. & # 39;
The English teacher added that she was & # 39; sick with fear & # 39; is about what happened to her son.
She said: & # 39; I'm sure he is safe. It must be him. But we don't know for sure. Nobody saw him. He really is very good there because he is so nice, he loves people and people like him.
& # 39; People will know him. He goes surfing with Filipino friends. He was invited last week to the funeral of a local dignity. He's so nice. & # 39;
The concerned mother was told by the Red Cross of the Philippines that all satellite signals are not available and that there is no communication inside or outside the city.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Commonwealth and the Kent Police have both reported Mr Jackson as missing and have sent details of his disappearance to Interpol
Mrs. Random added that she only slept two hours because of the worries, and she hopes for information about her son.
Mr. Jackson's brother, Jude Feist, eight, has even written a letter to Elf on the shelf asking for Santa to help him find it.
It says: & # 39; Eleven give this letter to Santa, it's important! Tell Santa that he can find out if my brother is safe or not and if he is safe, I have nothing for Christmas.
& # 39; Send this letter to Santa Claus without fail. I trust your eleven, please don't let me down. & # 39;
Mr Jackson wants to become a sound engineer and would like to run a music festival one day, according to his worried mother.
Sara said: & # 39; He took all his technical equipment and set up a studio for the city. He came into contact with the local university and started teaching them basic sound recordings for anyone who wanted to learn.
& # 39; He is fantastic with children. He helps Jude with his homework. We chat every three to four days. He will call me soon or show me a sunrise.
& # 39; We just talk about everything he does. He's just nice, he's just normal. & # 39;
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