76-year-old German tourist rescued after getting lost at Nai Yang Beach, Thalang, third lost tourist in a month on Phuket

Phuket –

  A 76-year-old German tourist has been rescued after getting lost at Nai Yang Beach in Thalang last night (May 5th).

The Phuket Tourist Police was notified from a restaurant near a hotel on Nai Yang Beach in the Sakoo sub-district at 8:50 P.M of the lost tourist. They arrived at the restaurant to find the 76-year-old man, a German tourist, who was soaking wet. His name was not given by the Phuket Tourist Police.

The German tourist came into the restaurant to ask for help as he could not remember the way back to his hotel or where he was exactly. Additionally, the German tourist spoke neither English nor Thai and only German. A second helpful German tourist nearby assisted the Phuket Tourist Police to communicate with the man.

It took about one hour for the Phuket tourist police to identify the hotel where the German tourist stayed, and they then provided him a free trip, as seen below, back to his residence. It was not clear if the tourist had any medical conditions that led to him getting lost and unable to remember where he was or where his hotel was located.

This is the third lost tourist in Phuket in only a short period of time, as seen below.

Meanwhile, an American tourist, 68-years-old, has been rescued after getting lost in a jungle in the Thalang district last month April 29th.

American tourist rescued after getting lost in the Thalang jungle in Phuket

A 21-year-old German tourist has been rescued after being stuck between several large rocks while hiking in a forest in the Thalang district on May 2nd, 2022.

Young German tourist rescued after being stuck between large rocks while hiking in Thalang forest in Phuket


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.