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Foreign tourist still missing after jumping from ferry near Koh Phan Ngan

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A search operation is underway for a German tourist who has gone missing after jumping from a ferry near Koh Phan Ngan in the Gulf of Thailand. According to a Phuket Express report, the man, who has been named as 35 year old Florian Storz, jumped from the Racha 8 ferry around 15 minutes after it departed from the Surat Thani island at 7pm on Tuesday evening.

When other passengers saw the man jump, they shouted to alert the ferry crew and the vessel was stopped. The captain turned the boat around to search for the German man and the crew alerted officers from the Royal Thai Navy.

Shortly before 9pm, a search operation was launched by Surat Thani Marine Police, rescue divers, and the Phang Ngan Marine Office. The search continued until around 10pm, when it was aborted due to 2 metre high waves, before resuming the following morning.

The man remains missing at this time.

SOURCE: The Phuket Express

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