Phangan Island, Surat Thani –
A tourist from New Zealand has been rescued after he got lost in a forest on Phangan Island in Surat Thani.
The Samui Tourist Police told the Phuket Express that on Monday (February 27th) they were notified that a 56-year-old New Zealand tourist was missing. His friends told police that he was missing from a resort at 4:00 A.M. on Sunday (February 26th). They went out to search for him but failed before they called for help.
Officials, rescue teams, and local residents went out to search on Monday (February 27th). They found a motorbike that the unidentified tourist had rented parked near a mountain at Kom Beach.
At 9:00 P.M. the New Zealand man was found safe one kilometer from his motorbike. He and his friends said thank you to officials, staffers and rescue teams.