UPDATE: Search for Missing German Tourist Continues near Phangan Island

Phangan Island, Surat Thani –

The search for a missing German tourist who reportedly jumped from a ferry near Phangan Island in Surat Thani has continued.

Our previous story:

The Royal Thai Navy Second Area Command reported to Thai media that they were notified that a male foreign tourist jumped from a ferry heading from Phangan Island at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday (January 31st) to Donsak in Surat Thani.

The full search by the Surat Thani Marine Police, local rescue divers, and the Phangan Marine Office has continued in the sea and on beaches at Tae Nok and Tae Nai Islands in which these islands are the closest islands from Phangan Island.

Meanwhile boat operators are helping to search between the route from Samui Island and Phangan Island to Surat Thani.

The Surat Thani Tourist Police said that Mr. Florian Storz, 35, entered Thailand via a tourist visa valid until today February 2nd, 2023.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.