Pattaya Daily News

23 November 2013 :: 13:11:03 pm 79989

Russian Diver Missing At Sea

A Russian man who was celebrating his honeymoon with his wife went missing while diving off the coast Koh Rin Island.
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SATTAHIP – November 22, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; At 2.30 p.m. Ms. Suwimol Malaiyart, aged 41, who is the director of Ik T. Under Co., Ltd., and lives at 338/9 Moo 12 Tambon Nong Prue, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province, notified Pol. Col. Chonnaphat Nawaluck (Superintendent of Sattahip police station) that Mr. Karen Gapoyan, aged 50 a Russian tourist went missing while diving around the south of Koh Rin island, Tambon Bang Sarey, Amphur Sattahip, Chonburi province, she asked the police for assistance in searching for him.

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Ms. Suwimol Malaiyart (the director of Ik T. Under Co., Ltd.) Revealed that the company operates a diving business and on November 21, 2013 there were 47 Russian tourists all of them were divers had been transported by boat named Ik T. Under 1, to the dive site at the south of Koh Rin Island. The boat departed from Balihai cape, Pattaya at 8.00 a.m. and arrived at the dive site at 10.30 a.m. The first group of 7 divers dived together with the dive instructor for 55 minutes at the depth of 6 meters and once they surfaced and checked the numbers of divers he found that 1 diver was missing, it was Mr. Karen. Then all the diving instructors dived together to look for Mr. Karen. They also notified the sea rescuers to search for him but they couldn’t find him so they notified the police.

Pol. Col. Chonnaphat Nawaluck (Superintendent of Sattahip police station) said that from inspecting the history of Mr. Karen, the officers found that Mr. Karen came to Thailand to celebrate his honeymoon with his wife Mrs. Galina Telichkina, aged 57, they only got married on November 16, 2013 and arrived in Thailand on November 20, 2013.. From Mr. Karen’s background, he doesn’t have any congenital disease and had a good state of health he was also a very experienced diver and had dived 159 times before. On the incident day he also wore his own equipment set of respirator. The police will coordinate with the Royal Thai Navy and the sea rescuers to search for this missing diver.

Reporter : Nattaphummint   Photo : Nattaphummint   Category : Community News

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