22-year -old man has appealed for public help in finding his son who went missing since Saturday Image Credit: Social Media

Dubai: The 22-year-old Saudi man, who went missing from his family’s home in Qalwa governorate in Al Baha region, has been found dead, Saudi media reported.

The body of Abdullah Shaddad Al Zahran, who disappeared on Saturday, June 20, was found five days later a few kilometres from his car.

His father, Shaddad Abdullah Al Zahrani said: “We lost contact with Abdullah on Saturday afternoon, but his car was found abandoned on a dirt road with the car key left inside. Four days after his son’s disappearance, the grieved father appealed for public help in finding his missing son and called on authorities to intensify efforts.

Security forces and volunteering teams intensified efforts in searching for Abdullah, who called his brother on the same day of his disappearance crying out for his help. The last words Abdullah said: “Please help me I am dying of thirst”. When his brother asked him to identify his location, Abdullah said he was on a mountain, after that his phone went off.

Abdullah’s vehicle was stuck in sand in a remote abandoned area. He then got off the car and left its key inside as he could not move it.

Abdullah was working as a border guard in Al Laith Governorate in Tihamah region on the coast of the Red Sea south west of the holy city of Mecca. His wedding was scheduled to be held next months.