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HELP FIND RYAN CHAMBERS
This is the story of our youngest son, Ryan (DOB 20/3/1984) who has been missing in India since 24 August 2005.

We hope that this will help find him. It will certainly enable many more people in India to become aware that Ryan is missing and that he has a family in Australia desperate for some news of him. This includes his parents of course but also his older brothers Aaron and Jarrad and his extended family.

Many things have been tried- Australian authorities, Private investigator, Rotary International, Coca Cola India, State Bank of India and many new friends have assisted our search. Facebook has also been used extensively and this medium has resulted in two unconfirmed "sightings."

Psychics have also offered advice but no results have been forthcoming.

A few "sightings" have been reported over the past 3 years but never able to be confirmed.

Meanwhile, people around the world wait for word that Ryan has been found.

Please Click to Email us and let us know if you have any information on Ryan - your details can remain confidential should you wish

THE DETAILS OF THIS CASE
Ryan Chambers is Missing in India.

Name: Ryan Chambers
DOB: 20/03/1984 age 24.
Home: South Australia

Ryan was last seen leaving the Sri Ved Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh India on the 23rd August 2005. He had been staying in room 38 and participating in activities at the Ashram.

On the evening of 23 August 2005 Ryan rang home to Australia and said he was was ready to come home as he had seen everything he wanted. his travelling partner John offered to help him book flights at the travel agency but it seems Ryan had changed his mind by then. He was restless that night and early the next morning he left the Ashram when the security gate was opened. He was wearing only shorts. Ryan left his belongings, cash, phone, passport and and he has not been seen since.

Despite extensive searches Ryan has not been located and we are appealing to anyone who may have information about his where abouts. All information provided is treated in the strictest of confidentialty and in accordance with the privacy act. If you have any information please contact

FPSS Senior Advocate
Martin Hodgson
0402652047 or Click here to Email

For anyone travelling to India please print the following flyer and take with you to be displayed around India or forward them to friends and family living in or travelling to India. Click Here for Flyer

Please also visit the website his loving parents have established in their search for Ryan: http://www.ryanchambers.in/

As well as the Facebook group dedicated to finding Ryan: ..click here

His last message was simple.

"If I'm gone, don't worry," wrote Ryan Chambers. "I'm not dead, I'm freeing minds. But first I have to free my own."

For days beforehand, the 21-year-old Australian backpacker had hardly slept, and his travelling companion, John Booker, wondered what was wrong. The men were staying at an ashram in India, on a spiritual journey of sorts, which was supposed to be coming to an end.

But four in August 2005 he disappeared in Rishikesh - barefoot and shirtless, and left behind his money, passport and mobile phone. He remains lost - emotionally as much as physically, his parents believe - becoming one of those Australians in peril abroad and cut adrift from his family - not by kidnapping or natural disaster, but apparently by the troubles of his own mind.

Rishikesh has long been a magnet for Westerners. In 1968 it was to this sacred city on the banks of the Ganges that the Beatles made their pilgrimage to study transcendental meditation with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. John Lennon wrote a song there, The Happy Rishikesh Song. "Everything you need is here," it went. "And everything that's not here is not there." In their footsteps, thousands of travellers beat a path to the area. This year Booker and Chambers did the same, their goals more prosaic.

The young men, friends since they went to kindergarten in Mount Gambier, left Adelaide for India on June 20. They were not out to change the world; they were just looking for an experience and an adventure. After two months they made it to Rishikesh and settled in to the Sri Ved Neketan, an ashram offering daily yoga and meditation classes.

They were happy, says Jock Chambers, who has just returned to Australia after a fruitless search for his son. "Ryan had wanted to go to India for years and John was of a similar mind. They were relaxed and having a great time."

But as the days went on, Booker started to worry. His mate did not sleep for several nights. Chambers brushed off his concern, saying he was on holiday; he could sleep when he wanted. One day, Chambers and a Spanish traveller went to the home of an Indian family to see a baba, one of the orange-robed spiritual figures common in the area. He returned to the ashram apparently unsettled, telling Booker they had left because they felt uncomfortable, but did not elaborate.

Booker later told Chambers's parents that Ryan was "not himself". Then, on August 23, Chambers called home. His mother, Dianne, felt vague unease. "He wasn't quite himself he just said that he'd found everything that he was looking for and that he was ready to come home," she says.

They expected him back soon. "We said, 'Give us a ring tomorrow and let us know what your plans are'," says Jock Chambers. Back in Rishikesh that night, Booker thought his friend was happier. They played music and Chambers wrote in his journal. Booker, unwell, went to bed.

On August 24 Booker woke and went to an early yoga class. He assumed Chambers was sleeping, but later realised he was gone - and learned, from the employee who had opened the gates that morning, that his mate had walked out at 5am, wearing only a pair of blue shorts. By nightfall, Booker was worried enough to call Jock and Diane. Within days, Jock Chambers flew to India to join Booker in the search, later joined by Ryan's elder brother, Jarrad. With the help of Australian consular staff, they blanketed the area with posters and alerted police.

Nothing. Then, suddenly, a breakthrough: a week after Ryan disappeared someone had seen him. "He walked into a temple about 10 kilometres from Rishikesh," Jock Chambers says. There was relief at this news, tempered by concern: he seemed distressed. "He was sitting down and he was delusional, which would have been exhaustion from lack of sleep. The priest fed him and gave him a drink, but he wasn't able to stay there so he left. And again the trail has gone cold."

Chambers has not been seen since. His father believes he is still alive, but under the influence of someone or something that has taken him from them. "Ryan's always been spiritual and he's obviously looking for something but this is totally out of character. He's not thinking straight because he wouldn't put John through this and he wouldn't put his family through it."

For his mother, the battle is to focus on facts, not wild imaginings about the fate of the youngest of her three boys.

"As a mother I don't go down the mental track that I've got two sons now and not three. Each dead end you come to is not the end of the story; it's just the end of a chapter."

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