Josh Goudswaard has now apparently been found in Thailand, on a beach. Photo: Nine News PerthA Perth man who went missing in Bali after leaving the country with a Tinder date has been found, reportedly playing bongos in Thailand.
Josh Goudswaard was reported missing this week after not being heard from since November 1 and family and friends held grave fears for his safety.
But according to Mr Goudswaard’s friend Aaron Smith he was found alive by an American tourist on a Thailand beach on Thursday.
Mr Smith announced he had been found in a post on social media, with New Zealand Police later confirming he was no longer considered a missing person.
“Thanks to Trippin’ Through Life and Brett Frischer, Josh was found in Thailand and I quote, ‘Ya it was him. He’s running around learning to play his hang drum. I told him his last name and he looked surprised. I’ll make sure he realises how big this has become’.
“A huge thank you to you all for caring! You can be sure he’ll be getting a good kick in the arse.”
New Zealand blogger, Trippin’ Through Life, who shared a missing photo of Mr Goudswaard on her page on November 12, told Mr Smith one of her readers, Mr Frischer, had recognised Josh on the beach.
“Josh has said he would contact someone and the guy got the feeling Josh didn’t get the picture of how big this had become,” she said.
“I can understand how one could get caught up wandering about on a beautiful beach and lose track of time and forget to tell anyone where he is…”
It was reported earlier in the week that Mr Goudswaard never boarded his flight from Denpasar back to Perth on November 6 and hadn’t been seen since.
Friends said Mr Goudswaard had met a women called “Anita” on the popular dating app about a month ago.
Within days of meeting they booked a four-day getaway to Bali but Mr Goudswaard extended the trip and never got on his planned flight home.
His phone was disconnected and his last bank transaction had links to the United Kingdom, according to WA Police.
Mr Smith had previously told reporters it was out of character for Mr Goudswaard to disappear.
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