THE distraught family of a missing man who jumped naked out of his bedroom window have made a heartfelt appeal for his safe return.
Concerns are growing for the welfare of Aaron Fiveash, who was last seen in a “distressed state” at his parents’ home in Sunnylands Avenue in Southbourne early on Monday morning.
His anxious mother Maureen said: “I want Aaron to know that we love him so much and all we want is for him to return home safe and well.
“He had been having panic attacks over the weekend and I knew he needed help, but he must have suddenly snapped. He was in a distressed state.”
“We think he jumped out of the first floor window naked as all his clothes were left, the window was wide open and we saw bare footprints on the ground outside.
“But how far could you go with no clothes, no shoes and no wallet? I’m absolutely terrified because of this horrible weather, he must be so cold.”
A major land and sea search has been underway since Monday morning and the National Police Air Service helicopter has been scouring the rivers and coastline.
The disappearance of the 36-year-old is described as “completely out of character” and now his worried father has also appealed to him to come home.
He said: “The message is simple, please help us find our son Aaron. He left our house in the early hours of Monday morning in a confused state. He needs your help and we need your help to find him.”
Aaron’s sister Sophie, 24, has also been printing and distributing missing posters in local businesses and streets in Southbourne in an attempt to trace him.
She said: “I’m so worried about him. He’s quiet and shy. We just want him to come home safe.”
Aaron is described as white, 5ft 11ins tall, of medium build and with short black hair.
Dorset Police said there have been no confirmed sightings of him yet and the search will be intelligence led from now on.
Inspector Chris Weeks said: “We are concerned for his welfare. If you know of the whereabouts of Aaron or are able to help us in any way then please do call us on 101 quoting incident number 6:61.”