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Lost couple in Koh Pha Ngan forest rescued by tourist police and park officers

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A 50 member team of Koh Pha Ngan rescuers and locals spent 6 hours searching for a Spanish couple who got lost while hiking on the island. The couple, a 41 year old man and 39 year old woman, were hiked to the Khao Ra viewpoint, the highest point on the island at 635 metres above sea level.

They started hiking at around 9am yesterday and made it up to the top. They started to head down to go back to their accommodation in the afternoon when they got lost in the forest. They called the Tourist Police Hotline 1155 asking for help around 4:30pm.

A group of 50 national park officials, tourist police officers and locals searched for the couple, hiking through the forest for 6 hours. The couple was found near waterfall stream around 11pm.

The Surat Thani governor Wichawut Jinto praised the rescuers’ quick response.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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