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Koh Samui: Search resumes this morning for missing Brit tourist who fell off a speedboat

Officials in Koh Samui said that the search for a missing British tourist who fell off a speedboat while out on an island hopping tour will continue this morning.

The tourist was not named but is aged about 40. He was one of 8 tourists and crew who had set out from the pier at Koh Taen in Taling Ngam sub-district yesterday afternoon. 

Thai Rath reported that the man was sitting at the head of the speedboat without a life jacket when a wave hit and he fell in the sea.

District chief Kittiphop Rotdon the Koh Samui district chief and police mobilized the search after the alarm was raised around 6 pm. 

But as night fell darkness hampered the search operation. 

The search with Thai Royal Navy help including a helicopter and divers was due to resume at daybreak. 

Thai Rath said it was a case of negligence as tourists on boats should wear life jackets. 

The other tourists on the boat and the crew were helping police with their inquiries, they said. 

More about this as we hear of it. 

Thai Visa / Thai Rath

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