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A Bexhill man who has gone missing after going to Portugal in the summer may no longer be alive, Sussex Police say.
Joel Eldrige was living in Coimbra and has not made contact with his family since mid-July.
He is described as white, 5ft 10in tall, of muscular build and with a shaved head.
A spokesman for Sussex Police said the force was working with the authorities in Portugal, and are in contact with Mr Eldridge's family.
The Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team has taken over the investigation into Mr Eldridge's disappearance, he said.
"One possibility which must be considered is that Joel is no longer alive.
"This remains the current position."