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A Chinese tourist who went missing after renting a jet ski has been found dead floating off the coast of Koh Tao. 18 year old Chen Wentuck was reported missing on May 18th after he failed to return after hiring a jet ski in Koh Samui. The incident was reported to authorities on Thursday evening.
After search party of more than twenty jet ski riders, who spent an entire day combing the shores of Samui and Phangan, were unsuccessful in locating the man authorities released several stills of a CCTV recording of the missing man in front of the travel agency where he rented the jet ski. He was wearing a navy-blue T-shit, shorts and black pumps.
On May 21st the unmanned jet ski was discovered by fishing boat crew who radioed the marine police. Two days later another fishing crew found the body of an Asian male close to Koh Tao, however due to heavy rainstorms it was not possible to reach the body.
Mr Wentuk’s body was recovered at around 13.00 on Wednesday according to Samui’s district chief who said the body was located close to Samran Pinnacle, Koh Tao.
Local authorities have relayed the information to the Chinese Embassy in Bangkok who will notify Mr Wentuk’s family of the tragic news.