Man missing after speedboat capsizes in rough seas off Koh Chang

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1 man has been rescued, while another is still missing, after a speedboat capsized in rough waters off the island of Koh Chang in the eastern province of Trat. The Bangkok Post reports that the boat overturned off Khlong Phrao beach around 9am yesterday morning.

The chief of Koh Chang district, Chatchai Thonglee, says there had been heavy rainfall on the island on Wednesday night and into the morning, with strong winds and high waves. An earlier weather warning had advised tourists to stay out of the water and for small boats to remain ashore.

Chatchai says a search for the men was started immediately after the boat capsized, with the Koh Chang maritime safety centre sending a rescue team. While 1 man was rescued, the other remains missing, with hopes that he might be found alive now fading.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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