Pattaya Daily News

20 January 2013 :: 16:01:13 pm 70572

Lost German Lady Located in Koh Phangan Jungle

More than 30 searchers took about an hour to find a lost German tourist in a Koh Phangan forest. After the sun set, it became too dark for her to find her way out. After calling for help with her cell phone, she was later found by the rescue party that included high-powered tourism officials.
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SURAT THANI – January 19, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]: At 8:20 p.m., a report of a hotel guest getting lost in the jungle on Koh Phangan island was received by rescuers from Kusolsatta foundation Phangan island, Phangan island, Surat Tani.

Officers were notified by the staff at the Cooky Bungalow in Phangan island, after they received a call from the lost guest, identified as Dr. Lydia Sarah Sophia Cog, from Germany. Calling from her cellphone, Dr. Lydia told the hotel staff that she was lost in the jungle in Khuad beach, and could not come out because it was too dark.

So the rescuers called Mr.Taweesak Inprom, Phangan sheriff, who coordinated with the Pangan island police to set up a search party that numbered more than 30 people.

Among the notables that assembled to search for the lost German tourist were Pol. Lt. Col. Theerarat Choichanchaikul, vice director of Phangan island police station; Pol. Lt. Col. Pisaju Biakaew, tourism police inspector, Samui island tourism police office; Mr. Naris Suwanngern, Phangan district prevention general secretary; Mr. Chatcahpol Tangpradit, the head of Phangan rescue center; the rescuers of Kulolsatta Phangan island; Mrs. Wannee Thaipanich, the president of tourism promotion of Phangan island; and the land guard volunteers of Phangan island, including Mr. Pongsak Haiklar, the head of moo 7.

The search team was divided into two lines of people that started from Khuad beach, and progressed through the jungle to Ban Chaloklum. It was during the waning moon, so it was really dark.

But the search party was lucky, because they could stay in contact with Dr. Lydia by phone. They called her sometimes, and the doctor remained calm and courageous. The searchers took one hour to find her, and found her in very weary state.

When Dr. Lydia saw her rescuers, she hugged them in joy and relief. The officers had brought food and water for her to eat, and took her to rest. She was very delighted and nearly cried. Dr. Lydia profusely thanked everyone who helped to find her, and also apologized for causing trouble for everyone to search for her.

Dr. Lydia told her rescuers that she had wanted to come to Phangan to see the wonders of the nature, and she had rented a motorbike to explore the scenery. When she reached Khuad island in the evening, she parked her motorbike to walk into the forest.

But she did not know that after the sun set, it would be too dark to see and get out. She was lost for about 30 minutes, before deciding to call the Cooky Bungalow staff for help.

Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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