body of tourist who fell from a raft into rapids in chiang mai found - Body of tourist who fell from a raft into rapids in Chiang Mai found

Rescue workers found the body of a Thai-Belgian tourist today (Sunday), who had fallen from a raft on the Taeng rapids in Mae Taeng district of the northern province of Chiang Mai on Friday.

According to Pruek Nitikorn, the assistant headman of Muang Kid village, the body was found about 10km from where he fell from the raft during a expedition with two Belgian friends.

He said that rescuers concentrated their search on boulders in the rapids after they found his safety helmet and life vest yesterday about 2km and 6km from the site of the accident.

He admitted that the strong current posed an obstacle to the search, but rescuers found the body in the rapids near an elephant shelter.

The body was then taken to the district hospital for an autopsy.