Lost Tourists in Khao Yai Forest Found

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 24-year-old Polish woman. The nationality of the other tourist is not immediately clear. 

Last night a national park officer reportedly received a phone call from the tourists, saying that they were lost in the jungle. 

The call prompted a search operation involving 100 staff from Khao Yai, Tublan, Ta Phraya and Pang Sida national parks and several helicopters. Mobile phone network provider AIS also was asked to help locate the tourists. 

In February 2015 Khao Yai National Park issued a statement asking tourists to always ask for permission from local rangers before going on a jungle trek on their own, in order to avoid getting lost or running into wild animals. 

 

 

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