Two Russians Rescued After Getting Lost in Phuket Jungle

Phuket –

Two Russian tourists have been rescued after getting lost in the jungle in Thalang.

The head of Sirinat National Park, Mr. Sorasak Rananan, told the Phuket Express that on Tuesday night (March 21st) they were notified by the Phuket Tourist Police that two tourists were lost near the Sai Koo Mountain in the Sirinat National Park area in the Sakoo sub-district.

A search wasn’t launched until after midnight (March 22nd). The two Russian tourists, Mr. Alexandr Simakov, 37 and Mrs. Ekaterina Simakov, 40 were found. They had minor injuries on their feet. They were taken to a local hospital for a health check.

They told officials they were walking on Sai Koo Mountain until night time and they were unable find the way out. They called for help from the Phuket Tourist Police call center 1155.

They also said thank you to all who helped to get them out of the jungle.


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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.