French Tourist Goes Missing in Jungle on Adang Island in Satun

Satun –

A search was launched after a female French tourist went missing in a jungle on Adang Island in Satun.

Police in Satun were notified from a 191 emergency call on Thursday (March 30th) about the incident.

Ms. Claire Marie Theophane Drapeau, 29, a French national, was lost near a viewpoint on the Adang Island in the Tarutao National Park. A search was launched until night time yesterday, March 30th, when the hunt was suspended due to poor lighting.

The search continued again this morning at daylight, Friday (March 31st).

Officials found that Ms. Drapeau stayed at a resort on the famous Lipe Island nearby. She had traveled to the R-Dang Island alone. She walked up to a viewpoint but later veered off the natural trail route into the jungle on her own which was when she was last spotted.

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Ko Adang, or Adang Island, in the southern border province of Satun, is set to be developed as a world-class tourism destination, like Langkawi in Malaysia, according to the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center (SBPAC).

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.