NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: A man who had not been seen since going fishing in a small boat on Wednesday morning was found dead in the sea on Thursday morning.
After failing to find Somchai Samad on Wednesday afternoon, rescuers resumed their search on Thursday morning. He was found dead, floating in the sea off Tha Sala district.
Somchai, 50, of Moo 6 village in tambon Tha Sala, went out to sea alone in a small boat on Wednesday morning, police said. He did not return home.
Searchers found his empty boat about 3 kilometres offshore from Sra Bua beach in Tha Sala. After 9 hours they called off the search, which resumed Thursday morning
Police said Somchai suffered from chronic illness.
The body of missing fisherman Somchai Samad is brought ashore in Tha Sala district, Nakhon Si Thammarat, watched by a crowd of local people. (Photo: Nujaree Rakrun)