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Elderly man goes missing on Phang Nga mangrove expedition


An elderly villager disappeared after rowing his boat to a mangrove forest on the coast of Phang Nga’s Takuathung district on Tuesday, a village headman said.

Surat Sumalee, head of Ban Sam Chong Nua village in Tambon Kalai, gathered a search party of two dozen villagers after being informed at 6.40pm that Wanmad Tonklung, 83, had not returned from the trip.
His family told the village head that Wanmad left to cut Nipa palm leaves in the mangrove forest about two kilometres from the village at 9am.
Led by Surat, the search party found his overturned boat, with palm leaves still inside, floating next to an oyster farm.
After several hours’ hunting for the missing man, the search was finally suspended at 11.45pm.
The villagers believe Wanmad’s boat may have capsized after being hit by a big wave.

Published : June 26, 2019

By : The Nation