Swiss family's Koh Tao escape from near death - thanks to life jackets

PUBLISHED ON WED, JUL 26, 2017 8:58 PM

Swiss family's Koh Tao escape from near death - thanks to life jackets

 

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Four members of a Swiss family who got thrown in the high seas around Koh Tao nearly became more victims of the island's dubious reputation.

Thai Rath said they had a very close call with death but it emerged the reason they survived was something called life jackets.

And with a little help from their long tail boat driver the husband and wife and their two children made it back to Koh Tao unscathed.

Driver Uthai Seng-sae, 50, said that it was all quiet when he set off to take the family to Koh Nang Yuan.

But as they approached Koh Tao on their return leg a big swell overturned the boat throwing everyone into the water.

The family were wearing life jackets and when the swell died down they were able to save themselves by swimming to shore.

A rescue team on the scene found the family and boat driver already safe.

Later the boat was also recovered.

Source: https://www.thairath.co.th/content/1016855

 
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