Jake and Callum Robinson: Parents of Aussie brothers missing in Mexico say pair ‘would want no harm’

Claire Sadler
The Nightly
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Robinson brothers - missing in Mexico.
Pictured is Jake Robinson (right) and brother Callum (2nd from left)
Robinson brothers - missing in Mexico. Pictured is Jake Robinson (right) and brother Callum (2nd from left) Credit: Instagram/Instagram

The devastated parents of two Australian brothers who are missing in Mexico say their sons “would want no harm” as they embarked on what was supposed to be the “trip of a lifetime”.

WA brothers Callum Robinson, 33, and Jake Robinson, 30, were last seen near the Rosarito and Ensenada region of Baja California on Saturday morning.

Their family have been distressed since their disappearance with their parents Martin and Debra Robinson telling media they would be heading to the US or Mexico to be as close as possible to where they were last seen.

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“Callum and Jake are beautiful human beings. We love them so much and this breaks our heart,” they wrote.

“Callum has been living in the US since following his dream to become a college lacrosse player then becoming a professional lacrosse star and ultimately represent Australia at the highest level.

“We also thank the lacrosse community for their support at this time. He is widely known in the US as the Big Koala. We think of him as our big soft friendly giant.

“Jake only left Australia two weeks ago to visit Callum. It was a trip of a lifetime to see visit his brother, before shortly taking up a new position at Geelong hospital in Victoria.

“This follows his recent roles working in regional hospitals around Australia - always with a surf beach located nearby. Jake is such a gentle soul and would want no harm.”

Jake and Callum Robinson. Missing in Mexico Unknown
Jake and Callum Robinson. Missing in Mexico Unknown Credit: Unknown/Instagram

The parents said the pair had attended Coachella the week before they drove across the border to Mexico from San Diego to surf for a few days.

“Surfing is a passion they both share. Our only comfort right now is that they were together doing something they passionately love,” Mr and Mrs Robinson wrote.

“We ask people to keep them in their thoughts and prayers and to continue to respect our privacy at this distressing time.”

They also thanked those who had shown them support and had been searching for their sons since their disappearance.

“We are overwhelmed by the level of love and support from friends and family, and we sincerely thank everyone for their efforts to help find Callum and Jake. We know the Callum and Jake are much loved,” they wrote.

“We are also grateful to the media for their help and coverage of the disappearance, of our two sons, and their friend, Carter, whilst surfing in Mexico.

“We thank everyone, especially the police, DFAT, Australian embassy staff and other authorities, for continuing the search to find the answers we desperately seek.”

Mexican authorities found a burnt-out white ute, believed to belong to one of the brothers, as well as three abandoned tents south of the Ensenada region.

Three arrests have been made in Mexico, including a woman carrying one of the brothers’ phones, as well as drugs.

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