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American lost in Phuket jungle found safe

PHUKET: A 68-year-old American man lost in the hills behind Naithon Beach yesterday (Apr 29) has been found safe.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Saturday 30 April 2022, 11:27AM

Lt Col Ekachai Siri of the Phuket Tourist Police said officers at Sakhu Police Station notified the Tourist Police of the missing man, William Ernest Nehrer, at about 5pm.

Officers gathered at the Pearl of Naithon hotel, where they were told that Mr Nehrer had gone for a walk in the Khuan Naithon forest but had failed to return. Mr Nehrer was last seen at 3:20pm.

Tourist Police, along with officials from the Tourist Assistance Center (TAC) and local residents, organised two teams to scour the jungle trails in the protected park area to search for Mr Nehrer.

He was found safe at about 6:20pm, Lt Col Ekachai reported.

“He was treated for some minor scratches from branches then escorted out of the area and safely returned to his accommodation,” he said.

A grateful Mr Nehrer thanked the officers and other members of the search parties for their help.

“I’m very glad to meet you guys,” he said.

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christysweet | 01 May 2022 - 18:00:04

The usual sour suspect whining about 'whinging' [sic] is such irony. Must have to do with their emotional state.

DeKaaskopp | 01 May 2022 - 15:08:47

The usual sour suspects find always something to whinge about. Must have something to do with their emotional state in general.

Kurt | 01 May 2022 - 12:46:57

See the many Thai Officials during this affair without face mask? That make all the Thai 8pm tv channels news readers, sitting there alone, brain washed clowns. Anyway, as foreigner, have face mask, sunglasses and cap to protect your not given privacy.

Kurt | 01 May 2022 - 12:38:29

@ Christysweet, really true what you mention. Thai journalism is not investigating, publish findings, mostly just do cell phone pics. Partly understandeble as there is no democratic press freedom in Thailand. So, photos only are safe. Remember manager of that Tanglo lady manager when he reported to RTP station. A wave of 'photo reporters' falling over him. Usual Thai photo hysterie.

christysweet | 01 May 2022 - 10:17:06

It is a real invasion of this man's privacy to post a picture of him- unless he consented. Did he? BTW You can tell cops to NOT take your picture- unless  you are being charged w with a crime and are in custody they cannot override such a request. 


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