Yesterday, husband, surfer, and Gizmodo reader Daniel Bobis went missing off the coast of Sumatra. His family is trying to organize a search team, but without a crucial helicopter looking overhead, their chances will be slight. Let's help them out.

The Bobis family is asking that you contact the US embassy in Indonesia to ask for helicopter help. Your contact could be what pushes the government into providing aerial support—and finding Daniel before it's too late. Embassy contact can be found below:

U.S. Embassy
Jl. Merdeka Selatan 4-5
Jakarta 10110
Phone: (62-21) 3435-9000
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday,
07:30 a.m. - 04:00 p.m.


Principal Officer:
Kristen F. Bauer

U.S. Consulate General
Jalan Raya Dr. Soetomo 33
Surabaya 60264

Phone: (62-31) 295-6400
Fax: (62-31) 567-4492
APP Medan

Principal Officer:
Anthony C. Woods

Uni Plaza Building 4th Floor,
West Tower
Jl. Let. Jend. MT.
Haryono A-1
Medan Indonesia
Phone: (62-61) 451-9000
Fax: (62-61) 455-9033
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday from
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Consular Agent:
Joseph S. Curtin

U.S. Consular Agency
Jl. Hayam Wuruk 188,
Denpasar 80235, Bali,
Phone: (62-361) 233-605
Fax: (62-361) 222-426