Kata Rocks
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Search for missing kayak couple turns to dive teams

Search for missing kayak couple turns to dive teams

PHUKET: The official efforts to locate missing kayak couple Polish tourist Mateusz Juszkiewicz, 26, and Thai national Werakan Siriprakon, 23, yesterday for the first time deployed divers as part of the search for the pair.

tourismmarineSafety
By Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 13 December 2019, 10:05AM


A team of divers was deployed at Koh Mun, located off Yanui Beach, yesterday afternoon (Dec 12).

Tourist Police Region 3 Commander Maj Gen Krissak Songmoonnak explained that the extensive search efforts focusing on the open sea had so far found no trace of the couple.

“I want to now scale down the intensity of the search, and I want searches conducted by divers,” Maj Gen Krissak.

SPARTAN INTERNATIONAL

On board the boat with the dive team off Koh Mun were relatives of Ms Werakan, while friends of Mr Juszkiewicz stayed on shore at the search headquarters at Yanui Beach.

The move to use divers yesterday began after Phuket Vice Governor Supoj Rotreuang Na Nongkhai confirmed yesterday that the search was to shift focus to shorelines along Phuket and nearby islands. (See story here.)

“If anyone finds any clue of the missing couple, please inform Tourist Police by calling the 24-hour hotline 1155” Maj Gen Krissak said.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Island Man | 14 December 2019 - 08:39:44

I don't understand how the friends of these lost kayakers, who recognized their friends were having difficulties and were unable to “keep up” with the group, could just paddled away from them and leave them to their own fate. If this tragic situation results in death then surly they should be charged with some degree of manslaughter. Their behavior was and is unconscionable.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket expat dies after being hit by ATV in the jungle

If it is a designated ATV track, no one should stay near it....(Read More)


Mother of foetus dumped in front of Rawai house found, now recovering in hospital

k...so what charges would you propose against the father? Keep your horrible comments about an emoti...(Read More)


Second person dies from mystery virus in China

China admits now about 60 infected people. However, other foreign governments medical institutions i...(Read More)


‘Not enough water for 2020’, says Phuket water chief

Pascale demonstrates intelligence merely by pointing out the obvious. K's comments are far from...(Read More)


Park Life: New Tiger Park to open in Chalong already challenged on ‘ethical confinement’

Yet ANOTHER nail in the coffin for Phuket's image!! The government allowing this basically means...(Read More)


Phuket expat dies after being hit by ATV in the jungle

All this ATV are pieces of rubbish. Can see them broken and left on jungle trails nearly everywhere....(Read More)


‘Not enough water for 2020’, says Phuket water chief

Tourists showering, doing teeth etc with klong water, that will go down well. As for running out of ...(Read More)


‘Not enough water for 2020’, says Phuket water chief

Pascale... get a life, so willing to pick on others, at least kurt makes for interesting reading, ...(Read More)


Phuket expat dies after being hit by ATV in the jungle

What kind of drivinglicence is needed to drive a ATV in thailand???...(Read More)


Phuket expat dies after being hit by ATV in the jungle

Instead of charging the woman, how about charging the tour operator who clearly didnt train the woma...(Read More)