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Foul weather stalls search for missing Phuket tourist


PHUKET: Bad weather today hampered the search for a Chinese tourist who disappeared under large waves at Karon Beach yesterday evening.

Rescue parties, including lifeguards from Karon Beach and the Royal Thai Navy, could only safely search for the 27-year-old tourist, named as ‘Mr Ruging Lin’, from 3pm to 5pm today, said Karon Municipality Sea Rescue Center Chief Supachai Junphet.

“We tried to resume the search this morning but weather was so rough we had to delay the search until this afternoon,” he said.

Read more: The Phuket Gazette

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