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Two Koreans missing after Sunday’s boat collision found by divers

A group of foreign dive masters have found the bodies of two missing South Korean tourists trapped in the wreckage of the sunken speed boat, the couple were lost after Sunday after a collision between a tourist packed speed boat and a Thai fishing boat around 4 – 5 nautical miles from the Koh Yao islands near Koh Phi Phi. Some forty tourists were onboard the boat owned by the SeaStar company, most were rescued by Thai Navy personnel and supporting emergency rescue teams.

The bodies of 31-year old You Win-wo and his fiancée, 28-year old Ms An San-yong, were separately plucked from the sunken speed boat, Sea Star 29, at the depth of about 30 metres near an outcrop about six nautical miles from Phi Phii Island.

The bodies were then handed over to Kusolatham Phuket Foundation and then taken to VachiraPhuke hospital for an autopsy to determine the actual cause of death. Initial findings showed that the two victims suffered head injuries.

Families of the two victims who have been in Phuket to follow up the search of the two missing tourists reportedly said that the two victims were lovers and planned to get married soon after their return home from a visit to Thailand.

Searches continue for the third missing Korean



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