Bodies found during search for tourists who disappeared while surfing in Mexico

Bodies have been found after three surfers went missing on holiday in Mexico (Photos: AFP/Getty)
Bodies have been found after three surfers went missing on holiday in Mexico (Photos: AFP/Getty)

Police in Mexico have found three bodies after two Australian brothers and their American friend went missing during a surfing holiday.

Callum, 33, and Jake Robinson, 30, originally from Perth, and their traveling companion Jack Carter Rhoad, 30, were last seen on April 27.

They had been on a surfing vacation and were camping near the tourist town of Ensenada, Baja California, just south of the Mexico-US border.

The remains, which have not yet been formally identified, were found Friday morning in a waterhole near Bocana Beach, 155 miles south of Ensenada.

Public Prosecutor Socorro Ibarra said Thursday that three people were being investigated in connection with the case.

Tents were found in the area where the missing men were last seen, Mr Ibarra said, adding that they were not formally reported missing until several days after their actual disappearance.

A burned-out white pickup similar to the one the men were driving was also found nearby, authorities said.

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Jake (right) was on the ‘trip of a lifetime’ to see his brother Callum (left), who was living in the US (Picture: Instagram)
American Jack Carter Rhoad was traveling with the brothers (Photo: Instagram)

Baja California is one of the most violent states in Mexico, although the Ensenada area is considered safer.

It is believed the group was planning to move to Ensenada but failed to check into their Airbnb.

The last photo Callum posted to his Instagram page showed them on a beach in the area.

Jake had left Australia about two weeks earlier to visit Callum, who was based in the US.

“It was the trip of a lifetime to see his brother before he got a new job at Geelong Hospital in Victoria (Australia) shortly afterwards,” his parents said after they went missing, the MailOnline reports.

Rescuers, forensic investigators and prosecutors prepare to enter a waterhole where human remains have been found nearby (Photo: Guillermo Arias/AFP)
The remains were found about a week after the men went missing (Photo: Guillermo Arias/AFP)

‘Callum and Jake are wonderful people. We love them so much and this breaks our hearts.”

The brothers had attended the Coachella music festival in the US before heading to Mexico for surfing.

The U.S. Department of State is advising Americans to reconsider travel to Baja California due to crime and kidnapping.

Asked about the discovery of the bodies, a US State Department spokesperson said: “We are aware of these reports and are closely monitoring the situation.”

An Australian Department of Foreign Affairs spokesperson said their embassy in Mexico is working closely with Mexican authorities and the Australian Federal Police.

Callum and Jake with their parents (Picture: Instagram/augustuspeebly)

‘The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade recognizes that this is a very painful time for the family and is in regular contact with them to provide support.’

Last year, seven people were killed when a gang of armed men invaded a resort in the Mexican state of Guanajuato.

Three men and three women and a seven-year-old child were shot at the La Palma resort in the small town of Cortazar.

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