Searches for the last victim of a speed boat accident in Koh Samui were called off today (Sunday) after the victim’s body was found stuck in boulders and partially covered with a wooden planks.
The latest victim, identified as Mr Jason Robert Parnell, 46, a Briton, went missing and believed drowned after a speed boat carrying about 150 passengers, mostly foreign tourists, capsized near Koh Samui as it was returning to the island from Ang Thong islands on May 26.
Several passengers went missing and searches were mounted by marine police, tourist police, the navy, divers and members of Koh Samui’s jetski club. Most were found during the earlier days of the searches except Mr Parnell whose body was found today and later sent to Samui hospital for an autopsy.
Authorities concerned have been working on measures to help the injured and to compensate families of the dead victims.