In Thailand, “faranga”, i.e. a foreign tourist on a makeshift wooden raft had to be rescued by other tourists who went fishing. The details of the rescue are reported by the Thai newspaper The Tiger. About the shipwrecked tourist, his rescuers filmed a video on TikTok, however, all the details are unknown.
According to the authors of the article, the video is similar “to the continuation of the movie Cast Away.” A group of Thai tourists, including the author of the video, went fishing, catching squid off the coast of Koh Kood in Trat province in southern Thailand. There they found a “farang”, which was drifting on a makeshift wooden raft made of palm trees and various debris in the open sea.
According to the author of the clip, the tourist’s luggage was also on the raft. And he himself did not seem to be in extreme circumstances and in danger. “In fact, he looked very relaxed,” she assures.
However, Thai boat operators were concerned about the tourist’s safety and tried to convey to him that a storm was coming, and if he did not return to shore, he might , will not survive. However, another boat soon arrived, with rescuers on board, which took the raft along with the foreigners in tow to send it ashore. The further fate of the “farang” and his nationality is not reported.
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