New Zealand Tourist Rescued After Getting Lost in Phangan Island Jungle

Phangan Island, Surat Thani –

A tourist from New Zealand has been rescued after he got lost in a forest on Phangan Island in Surat Thani.

The Samui Tourist Police told the Phuket Express that on Monday (February 27th) they were notified that a 56-year-old New Zealand tourist was missing. His friends told police that he was missing from a resort at 4:00 A.M. on Sunday (February 26th). They went out to search for him but failed before they called for help.

Officials, rescue teams, and local residents went out to search on Monday (February 27th). They found a motorbike that the unidentified tourist had rented parked near a mountain at Kom Beach.

At 9:00 P.M. the New Zealand man was found safe one kilometer from his motorbike. He and his friends 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.