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Family of missing sailor 'going crazy' with worry

The family of Timothy Andrew MacColl, the 27-year-old sailor missing in Dubai have issued a public appeal for information on his whereabouts.

The married father of two, whose wife is expecting their third child in October, was last seen by a shipmate getting into a taxi alone at around 2am on Sunday. His wife Rachael said she was "going crazy" with worry:

I last spoke with Timmy at midday on Saturday and he was in really good spirits and looking forward to speaking with the children on Skype on Sunday. That call never happened.

It is completely out of character for him not to contact us, and we are completely at a loss and going crazy with worry.

Wherever Timmy is, I know that he wants to be found, he will want us to find him, we need people to help us do that. He may be in trouble somewhere, he could be trapped as far as we know, we have absolutely no idea. Please, please help us find him.

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