Missing Finnish Man Found Safe in Patong after Losing Contact with Family in Finland

Phuket –

A missing Finnish man in Phuket was found safe after he had lost contact with his family back home in Finland, which caused them great concern.

The Phuket Tourist Police told the Phuket Express that on Friday (December 15th) they were notified from a male Finnish tourist, Mr. A (pseudonym) that said he was contacted by a friend’s family who live in Finland to make a police report.

The family told Mr. A that they could not contact their son who had been visiting Phuket since December 6th , last week. They were afraid that the missing man might be in danger. Mr. A agreed to file a police report as he had not seen the missing man personally.

The Phuket Tourist Police agreed to investigate and found that the Finnish tourist stayed in Patong on Thursday night (December 14th) and was safe and well. At the urging of police, the “missing” tourist finally contacted his family in Finland and told them he was ok.

It is unclear why the man did not contact his family for over a week or why he lost contact. The name of the “missing” tourist was withheld for his privacy.

The Phuket Express notes that this isn’t uncommon in Thailand, as often missing tourists later turn up fine, especially in Pattaya and Phuket. In many cases, they simply were enjoying their holidays a bit too much and fell out of contact. Mr. A thanked the police for their assistance.

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.