Thalang District Chief Adul Chuthong confirmed the news today (July 22).
Mr Adul explained that he had been informed by Civil Defense Volunteers (OrSor) carrying out the search and the rescue centre set up by the Pa Khlok Municipality that a body matching the description of Mr Koset.
The body was found near the Baan Anpao Beach on Koh Yao Noi*, some 15 kilometres off Phuket's east coast.
The body was initially taken to the hospital on Koh Yao Island, but has since been identified by Mr Koset’s relatives and brought back to Phuket, Mr Adul explained.
* Correction: Not Koh Yao Yai, as originally reported. The error is regretted.