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The body of the drowned tourist is removed from the river

Whitewater Tragedy: Body of Second Phuket Tourist Found

Monday, June 11, 2012
PHUKET: Village residents near a whitewater rafting river north of Phuket today found the body of a man about one kilometre downstream from where an inflatable raft capsized on Friday.

It is believed to be the body of an Egyptian man, aged 24, who disappeared into the water near Baan Songprag in Phang Nga, the province north of Phuket.

The body of another tourist, a 28-year-old man from Kuwait, was recovered on the same day.

Two other tourists in the raft, a 24-year-old woman from Egypt and a Kuwaiti man, aged 48, were rescued, treated in a local hospital and allowed to return to Phuket.

It is believed most of the six whitewater raft companies that operate on the river had decided not to work on the day of the tragedy.

Severe monsoon weather over the Phuket region had dumped large amounts of rain, swelling the steams and making rafting unsafe.

The body of the man was found about 8.30am and police were hoping to be able to reach the scene about 10am.

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R I P to the deceased persons and our humble condolences to the family and friends and the cousins left behind. How sad an end to a holiday. Please take care about your safety.

Posted by Robin on June 11, 2012 13:07


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