At 3:30 PM, on December 2nd, 2023, Koh Samui police officers received a missing person report of a French tourist accidentally falling from the Namuang Waterfall 2, Koh Samui, Surat Thani.
The Koh Samui police officers, rescue teams, and relevant agencies rushed to find the missing person who was later publicly identified as Mr. Ryan Meghan, a 20-year-old Frenchman.
On the incident day, Ms. Merina Emma and her friend reported to officers at the Namuang Waterfall 2 that Ryan and other friends visited the waterfall. However, Ryan went alone to play water in another spot and after 5 minutes passed Merina and other friends reportedly shouted for Ryan. There was no response, only Ryan’s sandals and phone were found on the ground, said Merina.
After receiving a report from the French tourists, the officers at the Namuang Waterfall 2 went out to search for the missing person, but the terrain was tough to walk on foot, the weather was bad, and the night was near, so the teams ceased the search.
At 8:40 AM, on December 3rd, relevant agencies launched another search operation and successfully discovered Ryan at 11:15 AM. The teams took another 3 hours on foot to retrieve the body from the waterfall.
Initially, Ryan was taken for an autopsy and kept at Koh Samui Hospital to determine the exact cause of death. Meanwhile, Koh Samui police officers would notify the French embassy about the case.