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Police and rescue crews are still searching for a fisherman missing since last night.

Today’s search off Koh Samui involves ships and aircraft of the 2nd Naval Area. The search was launched as soon as police were alerted about a fishing boat crew member who fell into the sea off the island late last night.

At this stage it is understood that around 10.20pm 35 year old Supinyo Chanprasong went to the stern of the fishing boat of the vessel and was not seen again. The fishing boat, Sor Choksappaisal, was near the the Ang Thong archipelago at the time, north west of Koh Samui.

Other crew told police that the conditions were calm but Supinyo wasn’t wearing a life jacket. He is a resident of nearby Don Sak on the mainland. Supinyo was one of five crewmen on the fishing boat.

Surat Thani Governor Wichwut Jinto ordered officials of the Samui marine police to urgently coordinate with the local Naval Area command and contact fishing boats in the area to help with the search.

The commander of the 2nd Naval Area ordered naval vessels and aircraft to join the search.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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