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Missing German tourist found safe

PHUKET: German tourist Barbara Lange, 75, has been found safe beside a lake in Sirinath National Park, Lt Col Ekachai Siri of the Phuket Tourist Police has confirmed.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 16 May 2022, 12:32PM

Photo: PR Phuket

Photo: PR Phuket

Ms Lange was found safe this morning by a search team scouring the national park area looking for Ms Lange, Lt Col Ekachai explained.

“Ms Lange is unharmed and safe. More details will be announced later,” Lt Col Ekachai said.

The good news comes a week after Ms Lange was last seen going for a morning walk from her hotel in Mai Khao last Monday (May 9).

Phuket officials, including officers from Tourist Police, Sirinath National Park and the Tourist Assistance Centre (TAC) at Phuket airport, launched a full scale search for her last Wednesday (May 11) after they became aware that she was missing.

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christysweet | 18 May 2022 - 11:37:18

Want  to  decrease your chances of Alz.? Don't use deodorants with aluminum chloride and don't cook with old or scratched up teflon pans.

Ash Ward | 17 May 2022 - 19:29:02

My mother suffered from Alzheimers disease before she died, it is a cruel, servere illness requiring constant care. Maverick is right, the family probably need to employ a carer. But thankfully  she is ok.

maverick | 17 May 2022 - 16:03:47

Kurt@second time it happened - could have ended terribly not to mention to cost of the search they were irresponsible 

Kurt | 17 May 2022 - 10:40:45

Fault finger pointing to people on holiday in another environment is a difficult thing. The lady probably woke up daily early and love walking. The family perhaps did like to go Bangla area till 4 am, and they were sleeping when the lady woke up and went her way in early morning. Guess the lady in her own country moves around without problems. So this all came as surprise to family.

JohnC | 17 May 2022 - 09:03:29

Her family are at fault for not supervising her better, knowing about her condition it is unacceptable they just let her go wandering around unsupervised.

maverick | 16 May 2022 - 16:53:31

Fantastic news pleased for the family, if she is an Alzheimer’s sufferer as has been reported they need to take better care of her maybe employ a carer for the rest of their holiday 

Sir Burr | 16 May 2022 - 15:42:50

What did she eat and drink for a week?

Nasa12 | 16 May 2022 - 13:17:42

That’s was good news. 


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