UPDATE: Romanian Diver in Phuket Still Missing for 10 Days, Overall Search Ended

Phuket –

A 47-year-old Romanian diver is still missing for ten days now.

Our previous story:

The Romanian diver had gone missing in the sea near the Kaew Nok Island in Rawai, South of Phuket since January 8th, 2023.

Now for the update:

The Rawai Mayor Aroon Solos told the Phuket Express yesterday (January 17th) that the search had continued since January 8th until yesterday January 17th under the sea and via helicopter but still no sign of MR. SEBASTIAN EMIL SOMESAN.

The Searching Command Center had been moved from the Yanui Beach in Rawai to the Rawai Municipality and the wider search ended and moved to local fishermen and residents to help continue searching for him.

Wider efforts with helicopters and naval vessels have been discontinued at this time but officials pledged to continue the search on a smaller scale via fishermen.


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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.