Elderly mushroom picker found after disappearing in Mae Wang

An elderly man who was subject to a search after going missing in Mae Wang National Park has been found by rescue workers.

Mr. Thongyin Phuap, 55, from Moo 2 Don Pao, Mae Wang District was reported missing Oct. 24 by relatives after he failed to return home after having left early the same day to go mushroom picking in the national park.

Efforts to locate him started Tuesday night and continued again Wednesday with the missing man being located at 11 a.m.

Mr. Phuap said he had sought shelter due to heavy rain Tuesday afternoon as he didn’t wish to travel home due to the conditions. He is reported to be in good wealth be it somewhat wet.