KRABI -A Ukrainian couple has been rescued after being lost in a forest trail in Thailand’s Krabi province for eight hours. The tourists started off their trekking at a viewpoint of Khao Ngon Nak Mountain, located inside Noppharatara-Phi Phi Island National Park around 5 pm on Sunday.
After realizing of getting lost, they contacted their hotel staff by mobile phone. In a search operation that followed, local officials, tourist police and park rangers tracked and found the couple off the nature trail at around 1.30 am Monday morning.
The Ukrainians were rescued unharmed but appeared exhausted and dehydrated, police told TNA.
Krabi police said the couple was walking off the designated track in windy condition. With the help of GPS system, they were easily located but the tough terrain and weather condition hindered the search and rescue operation.