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Mother holds out hope for daughter missing on kayak

Mother holds out hope for daughter missing on kayak

PHUKET: The mother of Werakan Siriprakon, the 23-year-old from Nakon Sawan who remains missing at sea on a kayak along with Polish tourist Mateusz Juszkiewicz, 26, says she believes her daughter is still alive.

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By Tanyaluk Sakoot

Wednesday 11 December 2019, 05:14PM


“I still believe my daughter is still alive, and I won’t stop looking for her,” Chudarasa Siriprakon, 46, told the press at the search headquarters set up at Yanui beach yesterday (Dec 10).

“The search teams have worked so hard for days and expanded the search area,” she said.

“I am confident that I will meet my daughter soon, and I believe that from my sense as a mother,” Ms Chudarasa said.

Phuket Vice Governor Supoj Rotreuang Na Nongkhai said today (Dec 11) confirmed that if the search efforts today prove fruitless, the search will continue tomorrow.

“We have not found any trace of them yet, but we will keep searching and focus more on small islands,” he said.

“We have contacted people on small islands nearby and cargo and tourist boats in the area to report any findings, but so far we have not heard any reports back,” he added.

“We will keep looking for them tomorrow,” Vice Governor Supoj assured.

FALSE ALARM

Regarding unconfirmed reports today of a life jacket being found by one of the search helicopters, Rawai Mayor Aroon Solos dismissed the report, saying the item found was nothing more than orange plastic floating in the ocean.

Rawai Deputy Mayor Teerapong Taodeang was on board the helicopter at the time, Mayor Aroon said.

“Deputy Mayor Teerapong reported to me that it was just a piece of plastic, smaller than a life jacket,” he explained.

Mayor Aroon also confirmed that the orange plastic found was not from a kayak.

“It is also not from a paddle,” he added.

"We found no sign of the couple at all today,” Mayor Aroon said.

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Jor12 | 16 December 2019 - 16:13:06

K...He's there because it is his job and being present with professionals.

Pascale | 16 December 2019 - 14:59:19

Regarding Editors reminder: It's funny that the serial poster can spill his derision about all kinds of Thailand related topics,but others are sometimes not allowed to counter his opinion in the same way.PN blocks the wrong posts.It's like erasing people who feel pain instead of erasing the cause of the pain.

Editor | 16 December 2019 - 11:09:59

Just a reminder to all people posting comments on any stories here... We will try to allow comments that reply to a previous comment posted... But comments that are nothing more than derision of someone else posting a comment will not be approved - as per the terms and conditions of posting comments on our website -- Ed

Fascinated | 13 December 2019 - 19:21:24

WHy is Insp K allowed to post his drivel but other comments are disallowed? What does he have on you Mr Ed? Come on- 'fess up.

Just a reminder to all people posting comments on any stories here... We will try to allow comments that reply to a previous comment posted... But comments that are nothing more than derision of someone else posting a comment will not be approved - as per the terms ...

Kurt | 12 December 2019 - 12:04:24

What a deputy mayor is doing in a search heli instead of 1 more professional searcher is a riddle for me.  And why we not hear anything of the Chief of Phuket Marine Office, after all it is his 'open water work area'. Right? Busy to study his regulation books how to stay out of this? 'Defend preparing' why kajaks are rented out in open sea without his check/control about it?

 

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