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Search for missing kayak couple turns to dive teams

Search for missing kayak couple turns to dive teams

PHUKET: The official efforts to locate missing kayak couple Polish tourist Mateusz Juszkiewicz, 26, and Thai national Werakan Siriprakon, 23, yesterday for the first time deployed divers as part of the search for the pair.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 13 December 2019, 10:05AM


A team of divers was deployed at Koh Mun, located off Yanui Beach, yesterday afternoon (Dec 12).

Tourist Police Region 3 Commander Maj Gen Krissak Songmoonnak explained that the extensive search efforts focusing on the open sea had so far found no trace of the couple.

“I want to now scale down the intensity of the search, and I want searches conducted by divers,” Maj Gen Krissak.

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On board the boat with the dive team off Koh Mun were relatives of Ms Werakan, while friends of Mr Juszkiewicz stayed on shore at the search headquarters at Yanui Beach.

The move to use divers yesterday began after Phuket Vice Governor Supoj Rotreuang Na Nongkhai confirmed yesterday that the search was to shift focus to shorelines along Phuket and nearby islands. (See story here.)

“If anyone finds any clue of the missing couple, please inform Tourist Police by calling the 24-hour hotline 1155” Maj Gen Krissak said.

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Island Man | 14 December 2019 - 08:39:44

I don't understand how the friends of these lost kayakers, who recognized their friends were having difficulties and were unable to “keep up” with the group, could just paddled away from them and leave them to their own fate. If this tragic situation results in death then surly they should be charged with some degree of manslaughter. Their behavior was and is unconscionable.

 

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