Lost in a National Park !?!

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9 years 4 months ago - 2 years 9 months ago #39 by
I suspect it happens quite a lot more than you would think .........

"Krabi - A British couple got lost in a park here Tuesday evening and used their mobile phone to call their hotel for help. They were rescued 8 hours later.

The couple were identified as Paul Davidson, 35, and Lisa Wiwi, 32. Rescuers found them sitting near a creek inside the Nopparat Thara Beach National Park at 0:30 am Wednesday.

Three teams of rescuers began the search for the two at 4 pm Tuesday after their hotel, Amari Vogue Resort Hotel, alerted park officials that the two took a trekking inside the park and got lost.

The two called the hotel for help and rescuers tried to call their mobile phone to try to locate them.

Pol Lt Col Banthit Khaosuwan, a tourist police officer of Krabi, said it was fortunate that the two carried a mobile phone with them."

Source : The Nation http://www.nationmultimedia.com

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8 years 6 months ago #146 by Trekker
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7 years 10 months ago - 2 years 1 week ago #230 by
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Another to add to the list but this time involving myself!

Imagine my surprise whilst resting at a stream about 13 kms inside Thap Lan National Park, when a local guy walks out of the forest who has been lost for 3 days, going around in circles!

So we fed him and led him out on the right trail. Just goes to show, there are a number of trails in the area and when disorientation strikes - it strikes. I felt really sorry for the poor guy, he had run out of food and seemed positive there must be a village near by. He was 13 kilometers from the nearest habitation!

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2 years 9 months ago - 2 years 9 months ago #3349 by Paul T
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Another one! Polish couple in Khao Yai on the Huai Suwat - HQ trail. They have now been rescued by a search team.

www.now26.tv/view/66226/ระดมค้นหา-2-โปแล...แห่งชาติเขาใหญ่.html

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2 years 9 months ago #3352 by onflipflops
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I think a compass is the most important tool in the jungle.
In most parks a basic study of even the most basic map will help you. If you know you started on the northern side of a road or river, the compass will lead you back and prevents from walking in circles. Surely it won't be easy cutting a straight path through the jungle, but eventually you will get there.

A GPS is great as well, but I always carry a compass as back up, just in case the GPS fails or runs out of battery power.

Glad these two people were found. Quite an experience to end up at night in a jungle with zero experience, rather low temperatures (especially for those dressed in skirts or shorts...) with unknown sounds.
It's just waiting for the day that all of us are no longer allowed to go without a ranger accompanying...

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2 years 1 week ago - 2 years 1 week ago #3988 by WT admin
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A full group of 27 lost in Khao Yai National Park this time. No fun, especially this time of year. A group of locals with 5 porters so presumably rangers as well (?). Its just so easy to do - even more so this time of year with storms, dropped trees, new animal tracks, etc.

www.dailynews.co.th/regional/529368

update - now found ....

www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1107704...ao-yai-national-park

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2 years 1 week ago #3989 by rushenb
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Ouch! That is many!. And very bad news not just for those 27 people, this may lead to further restrictions in Khao Yai. :(

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2 years 1 week ago #3990 by rushenb
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Ah, read the BangkokPost news now, good news they are found! :)

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