Four Russian tourists lost at sea off Koh Chang were rescued after a harrowing 36 hours bobbing in the ocean.
Peter Mitrokhon, Aleksanda Bushkov, Semen Morozov and Natalia Morozova had gone kayaking off the Trat Province island around 3:30 p.m. Dec. 4, but were knocked out of their boats by big waves around 6:30 p.m. and floated in pairs apart from each other.
Friends contacted the tourist police and a flotilla of Royal Thai Navy, tourist police and fishermen scoured the sea between Koh Chang and Koh Klum.
Fishing boats found the first pair the morning of Dec. 5 and a navy helicopter spotted the other two Russians around 2 p.m.
All four were unhurt other than being exhausted, dehydrated and hungry.