Phuket

Search for missing jet-ski operator/crew resumes in poor weather

A search for a missing jet-ski staffer resumed at 7am today with jet-skis and speed boats combing the area the man was last seen.

A staff member from a jet-ski business disappeared after he was hit by a wave near Koh Naka in Paklok, off the Ao Po coast, at 3pm yesterday (July 17) while a search resumed agin this morning today.

Read the original story HERE.

31 year old Koset ‘Oat’ Deebukkam, a staff member of the ‘Kai’ jet-ski operator wasn’t wearing a life jacket and couldn’t swim according to his fellow crew members.

Thalang District Chief Adul Choothong led the initial search on a speedboat with five jet-skis and local fishing boats yesterday (July 18). The search was stopped at 7.30pm last night due to the darkness, strong winds and waves.

Thalang District Chief Adul says, “The search started again at 7am, but we are struggling with more strong winds, persistent rain and waves. An co-ordination centre has been set up for the search. At 10am today the Phuket Marine Office also joined the search.

Meanwhile tourist departed from the Ao Po pier for their scheduled tours, despite the poor weather.

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