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Lost Tourists in Khao Yai Forest Found
By Chayanit Itthipongmaetee
Staff Reporter

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Officials board a helicopter this morning in the operation to search for the two tourists in Khao Yai National Park.

PRACHINBURI — Two foreign tourists who went missing in Khao Yai National Park last night were found safe and sound this afternoon, an official said.

More than 100 people were involved in the search for the two women before they were found near a waterfall at around 12.52pm today, said Kanchit Srinoppawan, director of Khao Yai National Park.

“They are exhausted and hungry,” Kanchit said, adding that the two tourists are not injured.

One of the tourists is a Polish national. The nationality of the other tourist is not immediately clear.

Full story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/detail.php?newsid=1452582536

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-- Khaosod English 2016-01-12

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These pair have been rather daft.

Fortunately they were found safely. The National Parks do tend to take reports of tourists lost in the jungle seriously but it is a serious draw on manpower.

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Were they trying to sneak in, so they didn't have to pay the 400 Baht entrance fee? wink.png

Yes, you are funny. I go downstairs for laughing now.

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.....wonder who put out the distress call....

...and how much they are going to charge the foreigners....

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.....wonder who put out the distress call....

...and how much they are going to charge the foreigners....

If you had read the article you would have been informed that the tourists used their mobile phone.

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.....wonder who put out the distress call....

...and how much they are going to charge the foreigners....

If you had read the article you would have been informed that the tourists used their mobile phone.

for selfies ?

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.....wonder who put out the distress call....

...and how much they are going to charge the foreigners....

If you had read the article you would have been informed that the tourists used their mobile phone.

Which then makes me ask .......

Why do they need 100 people to search when their mobile phone would locate them to within 20m?

(Either through triangulation using the phone towers, or the GPS co-ordinates on their phone)

Please lets not have anyone suggesting that a 24 year old woman didn't have a smart phone.

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Hmmm....I would say they were temporarily getting a little too close and chummy with Mother Nature..lol

Glad they were found and no worse for wear and tear.

Cheers

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Why do they need 100 people to search when their mobile phone would locate them to within 20m?

Because 100 Thai people and a helicopter makes for great selfies on your Facebook pages...

Off-topic, last time someone got lost in the (small) national park in Phuket, just me (police volunteer) and the park ranger went out in the night to find them in the pouring rain and darkness - no selfies either.

I was all for waiting until the morning because the lost tourists were French coffee1.gif

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The Nationality of the other tourist was not immediately clear ???? He didn't want to say.

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Using cell phone to locate their location would take the postive publicity and showmanship out of the picture. The parks do

have too much to brag about, what with encroachment, missing fees collected, poaching, cutting timber, etc

Another department left to plunder what they could from the taxpayer with little accountability until recently.

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Polish Tourists Rescued after Getting Lost in Khao Yai National Park

PRACHIN BURI – Two Polish tourists were located and rescued by a large search team after they lost their way while venturing into the forest in Khao Yai national park on Monday.


Over 100 forest rangers and volunteers were mobilized to search for the two missing tourists Monday morning after they called the park chief, Mr Kanchit Srinoppawan, from their cell phone.

Kanchit said he received a telephone call from the foreign tourists about 10pm on Monday. He said they were completely lost, somewhere in the jungle of the national park.

Full story: http://www.chiangraitimes.com/polish-tourists-rescued-after-getting-lost-in-khao-yai-national-park.html

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-- Chiang Rai Times 2016-01-13

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.....wonder who put out the distress call....

...and how much they are going to charge the foreigners....

If you had read the article you would have been informed that the tourists used their mobile phone.
Which then makes me ask .......

Why do they need 100 people to search when their mobile phone would locate them to within 20m?

Each of the 100 wanted their share of the reward money.

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Polish Tourists Rescued after Getting Lost in Khao Yai National Park

PRACHIN BURI – Two Polish tourists were located and rescued by a large search team after they lost their way while venturing into the forest in Khao Yai national park on Monday.

Over 100 forest rangers and volunteers were mobilized to search for the two missing tourists Monday morning after they called the park chief, Mr Kanchit Srinoppawan, from their cell phone.

Kanchit said he received a telephone call from the foreign tourists about 10pm on Monday. He said they were completely lost, somewhere in the jungle of the national park.

Full story: http://www.chiangraitimes.com/polish-tourists-rescued-after-getting-lost-in-khao-yai-national-park.html

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-- Chiang Rai Times 2016-01-13

Lucky, they had the park chief's phone number smile.png

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