Please help us find our missing Adam
AGEOGRAPHY student who was planning to study marshland near Southport is still missing two weeks after his car was found next to the nature reserve he was researching.
The family of Adam Seaton, from Southport, is now appealing for anyone with any information about his whereabouts or who may have seen him to come forward urgently.
Adam, 20, has been missing since the evening of Thursday, August 9 but a car used by Adam and his family was found the next morning parked at the RSPB car park in Southport, which leads to dangerous marshland.
Adam’s parents, Andy and Karen, have since learned that he planned to study the area for his geography work at Edge Hill University next year.
Adam, who works at the Morrisons superstore in Southport, has not been in contact after a text message conversation with a friend at 6.10pm and the family are now desperately appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
Andy said: “The car was left by the nature reserve on the Coastal Road at Marshside in Southport so we’re really keen to understand what happened from there and whether anyone saw Adam around there or has seen Adam anywhere because we really don’t know where he’s gone from there.
“If anyone was passing that particular area, has any dashcam footage or just feels that they saw Adam, if they can just get in touch with the police to let them know.”
Karen added: “Any evidence at all, it could be the car’s not there as opposed to the car being there, just to give the police a starting point as to when he arrived because we just don’t have any idea at all.”
Andy described his son as “very personable and sociable”, with a “good group of friends”.
He also revealed that Adam is an adult leader with the local Griffin Explorer scout unit, having been involved in scouts since the age of six, and has always been a “hard working” and “reliable” role model.
Andy said: “Adam has large circle of friends and is a very loving family member.
“He’s a student at Edge Hill University and has been working at Morrisons. He really likes his job and his workmates and was keen to get on in Morrisons.”
“He was happy and settled and there was nothing in our minds that would have been worrying him before Thursday.”
Karen last heard from Adam when she rang him from work on Thursday morning, as she would any day, and said nothing was out of the ordinary.
Although he wasn’t home when they returned from work, it did not set off any warning signs as he often would take last minute shifts at Morrisons, where the phone signal is poor, and would sometimes work until late at night in the warehouse.
The family became increasingly concerned overnight and Adam’s sister Helen, 22, spotted the car the next morning.
Police and fire services have since been conducting searches of the marshland area.
Police have also issued an appeal relating to the car, a red Ford Fiesta with the registration MK59 GHA, with any sightings of the car at any time on Thursday useful for helping to explain Adam’s movements.
Adam is described as white, 6ft 2in, slim, with brown hair, pale complexion and brown eyes.
His family believe that he was likely to be dressed in blue or black skinny jeans and a white or black T-shirt, possibly with a burgundy hoodie, and wearing Puma trainers.
He is known to frequent the Churchtown area.
Anyone who believes they may have seen Adam at any point from Thurs- day afternoon onwards, who visited or passed the RSPB reserve on the day, or who knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact Merseyside police directly on 101.
Adam Heaton, right; his mum, Karen, dad, Andy, and sister, Helen, appeal for information, above; Adam and his parents in happier times, above right
Adam was last seen on Thursday, August 9