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Rescue divers find missing boy’s body in Phuket lagoon

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Follow up to yesterday’s story, that rescue divers have now recovered the body of a young Thai boy who remained missing after his Burmese friend was saved from drowning in one of Phuket’s many lagoons.

The body of 16 year old ‘Warut’, whose full name is being withheld due to his age, was found yesterday, December 6, following a 7 hour search by local volunteer rescue crews.

It’s understood Warut and his friend were fishing at the lagoon in Bang Maruan, in the northern sub-district of Srisoontorn when they somehow fell in the water. His friend, a Burmese national, was rescued from the water sometime after and is expected to make a full recovery.

Warut, however, had disappeared and a search of the lagoon began. The Thai boy’s mother was present at the lagoon when his body was recovered yesterday. According to the authorities, there were no visible injuries found on the body, which was taken to Thalang Police Station.

According to a Phuket Express report, it took rescuers 7 hours to find the body, due to the numerous tree roots in the lagoon, which hindered their progress. The island is littered with hundreds of old, disused tin mines which have filled up with water over the years.

SOURCE: The Phuket Express

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