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The Koh Tao rescue team were last night called out to assist two tourists in need of help, a rescue volunteer Steve Drylie described as “one of the worst and most dangerous yet”
In his post on social media he said “We were called to attend a rescue in the area, before Dusit Buncha resort. The team was made up of 10 members of rescue together with 2 police men.
Two tourists who were Kayaking and had become stranded, due to the high waves, strong winds, and strong current. The two tourists were trapped on the rocks in a very dangerous position.
In darkness with limited light, the team had to get through about 200 metres dense trees, bushes, and dangerous rocks.
When we got to the open area, we still had to descend down about 100 metres of sharp rock. We split the team up to search for the tourists. Once located we examined them, both had minor injuries which required stitching. We then had to ascend back up with both casualties. In this case we are lucky that both could walk.
Both casualties were referred to Koh Tao Inter clinic for examination.
All members of the rescue were accounted for and were safe.
Rescue team was stood down at 2100hrs”