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Missing German tourist rescued from Phuket jungle recovering well

Missing German tourist rescued from Phuket jungle recovering well

PHUKET: Barbara Lange, the 75-year-old German tourist rescued from the Phuket jungle earlier today (May 16) after being missing for a week, is well and recovering at Thalang Hospital, officials confirmed this afternoon.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 16 May 2022, 05:54PM


Ms Lange was found beside a small stream in Sirinath National Park by one of the search teams numbering 40 officers in total assigned to search the park today.

After carrying her clear of the jungle, an effort that took two hours, rescue workers confirmed that Ms Lange was exhausted but had suffered no wounds or debilitating injuries.

At this stage it is not known how long Ms Lange had been at the location where she was found, or how she managed to survive this past week.

Ms Lange suffers from Alzheimer’s, but family members confirmed that she was taking medication for her condition.

Ms Lange was just two kilometres from the hotel where she was staying when a search team found her this morning.

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However, where she was found was more than 15km from where she was last seen on CCTV walking along a road in Nai Yang.

Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew and Phuket Vice Governor Pichet Panapong both made their way to the where an ambulance was waiting to take Ms Lange to Thalang Hospital.

Also called to the scene were Ms Lange’s family members who came to Phuket with her on holiday.

Of note, while Ms Lange today was taken from the rescue site to Thalang Hospital, the nearest main government hospital to where she was found, it is usual for foreign patients to be transferred to an international hospital on the island for continuing care.

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BigaAResort | 18 May 2022 - 09:01:51

Kurt want to give it a try to, get in the papers,
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Kurt | 16 May 2022 - 20:56:07

Great news! Found her just 2 km distance from the hotel! So she was on her way back?That 15 km CCTV 'last check' shows that you can not relay on Phuket CCTV. Many broken/not operational. Look forward to read how the lady did run herself all these days, shelter, food, drinks, transport.

 

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