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Fears grow for missing Spanish tourist after search called off in Koh Samui

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Fears grow for missing Spanish tourist after search called off in Koh Samui
 
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Naew Na reported that around 50 police and rescue officials conducted a search for a Spanish tourist lost in the area of the Na Muang 2 waterfall on Koh Samui. 

 

"Leed" had phoned the 1155 Tourist Police hotline to report that he was lost. He said he was hungry and thirsty before his phone went dead. 

 

In difficult hilly and slippery conditions - made treacherous by the dark and rain - the rescue team searched for 2 hours before calling it off for the night. 

 

They planned to resume the search this morning. 

 

The tourist's rented motorcycle has been found parked on a track. 

 
Source: Naew Na
 
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There's a good chance this'll end well...

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Only 50 people seeking. This operation will clearly need 250. Hope they find the man.

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5 hours ago, Noob81 said:

It's next to impossible to get lost on Koh Samui these days unless it's dark or you break legs while exploring some overgrown jungle trail. They probably found him already

Apparently you never visited Namuang subdistrict. 

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2 hours ago, BritManToo said:

It's 3,000bht for a smartphone with GPS.

 

Greetings and thank you for the advice 😊

 

But that’s an extra 50 quid for something I know that I am going to break or lose every few months. The hills are alive ... but not with wifi, so you’ve got monthly payments on top too. These days, I am only a poor farang, made poorer by life’s adventures in Thailand over the last 7 years.

 

I no longer live on Samui to it seems my hiking days are over.. Anyway, I have grown attached to my mobile, which was bought in the days when a 1000 baht note was still worth £20. It bounces very well when I drop it. I have misplaced it several times, but it always turns up again.

 

I have a ‘wifi only’ iPad. If I get lost on one of my road trips or in a strange town, I just find a cafe for a shot of caffeine and use of their wifi and catch up on my emails or the latest news as well as checking google maps. I take life at a more leisurely pace. It’s no big deal if I get a bit lost sometimes.

 

But of course, these are very different circumstances for this poor young man who must now be very frightened, tired and hungry after a long night on a strange hillside. As, presumably, a short term tourist, he did well to have a mobile with a Thai sim card in, although sadly it wasn’t fully charged, and the number of the tourist police.

 

Warm and positive thoughts that he will soon be found.

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2 hours ago, BritManToo said:

It's 3,000bht for a smartphone with GPS.

What about the running (data) costs. Not a cheap charlie then.

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44 minutes ago, GreasyFingers said:

What about the running (data) costs. Not a cheap charlie then.

100bht a month if you don't watch many videos while using data.

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2 hours ago, PoorSucker said:

Apparently you never visited Namuang subdistrict. 

I got lost in soi reaggea 1 day 

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3 hours ago, Nanaplaza666 said:

I got lost in soi reaggea 1 day 

love that music genre

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