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Search for jet-skier resumes in poor weather


A search for a missing jet-ski operator resumed at 7am on Wednesday with jet-skis and speedboats combing the area where the man was last seen.

The staff member from a jet-ski business disappeared after he was hit by a wave near Koh Naka in Paklok, off the Ao Po coast, at 3pm yesterday. 

Search for jet-skier resumes in poor weather
Koset “Oat” Deebukdam, 25, of the Kai jet-ski operator was not wearing a life jacket and could not swim, according to his colleagues.
Thalang District Chief Adul Choothong led the initial search on a speedboat with five jet-skis and fishing boats yesterday until the search was stopped in the darkness, strong winds and waves.

Search for jet-skier resumes in poor weather
Adul said: “The search started again at 7am, but we are struggling with more strong wind, persistent rain and waves. A coordination centre has been set up for the search. At 10am on Wednesday the Phuket Marine Office also joined the search.”

Search for jet-skier resumes in poor weather
Meanwhile, tourists departed from Ao Po pier for their scheduled tours, despite the poor weather.

Source: https://thethaiger.com/news/phuket/search-for-missing-jet-ski-rider-resumes-in-poor-weather

Published : July 18, 2018

By : The Nation The Thaiger