A BRITISH expat whose whereabouts were unknown for over a week, has finally made contact with his family and is safe.

His family were ‘getting worried’ as they appealed on Gibraltar social media expat groups to find Mallorca-based, James Bramhall, who had been out of touch for days without a phone.

After the post received hundreds of shares, relatives confirmed on Facebook today that James had been in touch and is well.

Brit James, who lives in Palma, has been travelling in the mountains around North Carolina in the U.S.

A family member posted a comment thanking all expats for their help.

‘Thanks everybody for caring, he’s okay been in the mountain in North Carolina. He thinks I’m a silly sausage for worrying,’ said a relative.