PRACHIN BURI – Two Polish tourists were located and rescued by a large search team after they lost their way while venturing into the forest in Khao Yai national park on Monday.
Over 100 forest rangers and volunteers were mobilized to search for the two missing tourists Monday morning after they called the park chief, Mr Kanchit Srinoppawan, from their cell phone.
Kanchit said he received a telephone call from the foreign tourists about 10pm on Monday. He said they were completely lost, somewhere in the jungle of the national park.
Mobile telephone service provider AIS had been asked to help pinpoint the location where the call for help was made from a mobile telephone, Mr Thanarote said.
Using an ID left by the woman at the park’s office where they rented a tent for camping, Mr Thanarote said he contacted the Polish embassy in Bangkok. The embassy confirmed the identity of the woman, who is a forestry scientist.
The two tourists were found wandering about three kilometers from Pha Kluaymai site where tourists usually pitch their tents. They looked exhausted but were safe.