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Polish tourist and Thai female remain missing after kayak trip off Phuket

By The Thaiger

 

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PHOTOS: Phuket People’s Voice

 

A helicopter has now joined the growing fleet of vessels who have been searching for a Polish tourist and a Thai woman. The pair disappeared after hiring kayaks with friends at Ya Nui Beach in Phuket yesterday afternoon. Search efforts resumed early this morning after a fruitless search last night.

 

26 year old Mateusz Juszkiewicz from Poland and a female Thai friend, 23 year old Werakan Sirirakon from Nakon Sawan, were kayaking between Ya Nui Beach and the small island offshore with friends yesterday afternoon.

 

The group hired four kayaks to explore the island, just south of popular Nai Harn Beach. Whilst the friends were returning to Ya Nui at sunset last evening, the missing pair contacted their other friends and said they were quite far away and “not able to return to the beach”, according to the police report.

 

There has been no contact with the pair since.

 

The other members of the canoeing expedition contacted the Tourist Police who, in turn, put out the call to local volunteer organisations and the Navy. A search of the waters off Ya Nui Beach continued until almost midnight.

 

Navy helicopters and an armada of smaller vessels, some with the local Navy, have been searching for the pair, and their kayak, this morning.

 

Police say the search will continue around Phuket’s southern waters and local beaches this afternoon. Whilst there has been a strong offshore breeze, the conditions have been reasonable last night and today.

 

SOURCE: เสียงประชาชน คนภูเก็ต Phuket People’s Voice

 

Source: https://thethaiger.com/news/phuket/polish-tourist-and-thai-female-remain-missing-after-kayak-trip-off-phuket

 

 

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As they called, it sounds like they where smart enough to park themselfs on a island. Let´s hope they are found alive.

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Whats the chances of survival with the temperatures dropping at night? I was awake around 2 am even at the back of my house was cool

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Very strong off shore winds could have been an issue if they got clear of the shelter offered by the land. 

But  I agree with Hydraides , something is odd .

Theres simply not that many places they could be.

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47 minutes ago, ChrisY1 said:

It's not exactly snow and ice weather in Thailand...ever

They should cuddle non-stop to reduce chances of hypothermia 

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1 hour ago, ChrisY1 said:

It's not exactly snow and ice weather in Thailand...ever

Do you at all know what you are talking about? Do you know how long time you last in 16 degree temperature, a little bit of wind and the possibility that your clothes are wet?

Think about that before you make another remarkable post.

 

 

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Hope they found some shelter or other place to hold up during the night... possibly waiting it out for morning to make the next move?

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12 minutes ago, Matzzon said:

16 degree temperature,

? the weather report shows a high of 32 and a low of 24 degrees Celsius for Phuket? is hypothermia even possible at those temps?

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23 minutes ago, Catoholic said:

? the weather report shows a high of 32 and a low of 24 degrees Celsius for Phuket? is hypothermia even possible at those temps?

Nope, but it will not be more than 16 in the water when 24 in the air. If even that much.

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1 hour ago, hobobo said:

They should cuddle non-stop to reduce chances of hypothermia 

... canoo'dling in the bedroom is much safer after all... 

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2 minutes ago, GBW said:

The average Phuket water temp in December is 28

🤣🤣🤣 Really???? Are you serious?

You do know that you have been reading the tourist beach temperatures during daytime, right?

So, what you are saying is that it´s about 28 degrees in the evening around 21.00 in the water around a kayak maybe 100 meter out?

Sure you do not want to reconsider that?

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