29 May '16, 5am

4th body found after speedboat accident near #Thailand's Koh Samui

BANGKOK (AFP) - The body of a British man missing for four days after a tourist speedboat crashed in southern Thailand was found Sunday (May 29) on rocks close to where the boat went down, bringing the death toll to four. The vessel, which was carrying 32 tourists plus four crew, capsized Thursday afternoon after it was slammed by a wave near a rocky stretch of coast on Koh Samui, a popular island in the Gulf of Thailand. The accident threw all of the passengers overboard, trapping some under the ship's hull. The bodies of three women - from the United Kingdom, Germany and Hong Kong - were soon located while rescuers battled rough seas to search for 46-year-old Briton, Jason Parnell. "Rescue workers found his body at 9:25am near the accident site," Lieutenant General Ukhcarawath Sithanaubol, told AFP. "His body was trapped among the rock. Rescue workers are bringing his bo...

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