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Divers Recover Bodies of Two Elderly South Korean Golfers in Northern Thailand

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NAN – The bodies of two elderly South Korean golfers who went missing after their golf cart fell into the Nan river following an accident on a floating platform on Tuesday have been found.

The body of 68-year old Mr Jun Yong Sung was found floating at a spot about three kilometers from the scene of the accident by a search team of volunteers from charity organizations which called off the search by frog men and instead scoured the downstream river in boats, believing that the bodies would float to the surface after 24 hours since they went missing into the river.

Jun Yong Sung’s body was found Wednesday night floating on the surface of the river by the search team which plucked the body from the water and sent it to the Buddha Chinnarat hospital in Muang district of Phitsanulok for an autopsy.

The bodies of the two men — Sung Jun-yong, 68, and Ha Jae-oong, 76 were found in the Nan River, downstream from where the incident occurred.

The body of the second golfer, 76-year old Jaseoong Ha, was found this morning by villagers near the Wat Wong Khong temple, about five kilometres downstream from the scene of the accident.

The two victims and their wives visited Nan province and stayed at a resort with a golf course located on the opposite side of the Nan river.  They crossed the river on a floating platform which was pulled across the river with the help of steel slings.

As the two victims, seated in a golf cart on the platform on their way back to the resort after finishing their golfing, their wives, riding on another cart, rammed it into its rear sending it into the river.

Source: Thai PBS