Three Foreign Tourists Rescued after Getting Lost in Phangan Island Forest

Phangan Island, Surat Thani –

Three foreign tourists have been rescued after they got lost in a forest on Phangan Island in Surat Thani.

The head of the Than Sadet- Ko Pha-Ngan National Park Mr. Thikamphon Penchaom told TPN Media, “We were notified from a village head man of the missing tourists in the Baan Tai sub-district yesterday (January 30th) at 5:30 P.M..”

“Three foreign tourists were unable to get out after attempting to follow a natural trail on Ra Mountain. They called us on a mobile phone for help. We checked their location and realised they were on an old trail to the top of the mountain,” Mr. Thikamphon added.

“At 8:45 P.M. we found them. They were Mr. Prasannatma Das Bhatt, 30, Ms. Stagey Anne Pedder, 35, both British nationals, and Ms. Sandra Helena, 44, Netherlands national. They are all safe,” Mr. Thikamphon explained.

The tourists said thank you to officials, staffers and rescue teams.


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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.