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Body of missing Royal Thai Army officer found

Legacy Phuket Gazette

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PHANG NGA: A Royal Thai Navy search and rescue team yesterday recovered the body of a Royal Thai Army officer, who reportedly slid off a rock at Khao Na Yak in Phang Nga and went missing on Friday.

Pongsathorn Pakdee, 22, was fishing with his friends when the incident took place, after which Janya Plaimuang, his aunt, reported the incident to Thai Navy Region 3.

“We provided ships and helicopters to help find Mr Pongsathorn. After a two hour search, we spotted his body floating in the sea near Khao Na Yak, about 200 yards from where it was reported to be missing,” said Vice Admiral Sayan Prasongsamrej, commander of the Royal Thai Navy’s Third Area Command.

The body was sent to Phang Nga Navy Base Hospital for an autopsy.

— Sukawin Tanthavanich

 

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