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Police search for man missing at Phuket reservoir

PHUKET: Rescue team divers are scouring the Bang Neow Dum reservoir today for a man who failed to come home last night after he went to the lake to fish.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Sunday 9 December 2018, 01:32PM

The search began after the alarm was by Chaweewan Kongkaew, who checked with local hospitals for her long-term partner Pharit Daorueang, 40, who had failed to come home from his fishing trip.

Police are assisting with the search, despite the official requirement for a person to be missing 24 hours before police can receive a missing person report.

Ms Chaweewan explained to police that Mr Pornthip went fishing at the lake at about 3pm yesterday.

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When the search team arrived at the reservoir, Mr Pornthip’s motorbike was still parked there, with three candles and incense in place for prayer beside the motorbike. His shoes and fishing gear were by the reservoir’s edge

Divers are now searching the reservoir which is up to 15 metres deep, noted Capt Eakkasak Kwanwan of the Thalang Police.



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Jor12 | 11 December 2018 - 20:33:21

You should tell that the birds and other animals that drink there too....oh and the leaves from trees, dust n dirt.

Kurt | 11 December 2018 - 15:10:32

Water games? Ski boats ( polluting!) for water skiing in a drinking water reservoir? Well,....TIT

Timothy | 11 December 2018 - 09:04:20

...this reservoir does not get many visitors. You are right though. The few that do come leave all their waste behind. I was very surprised a few years ago, when they used it as the venue for the Asean Games waterski and wakeboard competitions. Couldn't run a ski boat in there with the current water levels.

Kurt | 10 December 2018 - 16:06:54

... Thousands? Really? And all for free? Wow!  My point is, taking care of water quality. Not about bikers, walkers, jogging or sitting to have a picnic ( as long they not leave the plastics and styrofoam to be blown by wind into the reservoir water), And no swimmers, or people at waterfront who can't swim, of course. Good water quality is Phuket tourist island general interest.

DeKaaskopp | 10 December 2018 - 09:56:34

"It should be a no-go area" Thousands of people like to visit those areas like Bang Wad Dam or other reservoirs like this one.Walking jogging ,cycling around or just enjoying the peaceful surrounding.One reader here would like to see this to be forbidden.

Kurt | 09 December 2018 - 19:24:31

This water reservoir is for housing water supply, right? 
Are private people allowed to be there, do things with the risk to pollute the water? Unbelievable.
It should be a no-go area.

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