PHUKET – Marine rescue personnel have recovered the body of one of the two Filipino tourists who went missing on a beach in Phuket, Thailand.
The body of Noah Ibay was discovered by a tourist on Freedom Beach, two days after he and a companion were reported missing.
Noah Ibay and Angelo Bien Rafael Cortez, were swept away by high waves on the beach Wednesday afternoon.
The two men were in Phuket for a vacation together with 11 others, including Cortez’s father.
A video of their group playing on the shoreline was taken minutes before the incident took place.
Cortez, a registered nurse, has yet to be found. Search and rescue operations are ongoing.
Ibay’s family declined to give a statement but asked for continued prayers and hopes that Cortez will be found as soon as possible.