According to reports, on January 22, 2023, Mr. Poramate Petchphuang, a 46-year-old resident of Laem Sak Street, Ao Luek District, Krabi Province, reported to Ao Luek Police Station investigators that his younger brother, Mr. Sa or Dam Petchphuang, had left home to look for orchids. He did not return home on January 15, 2023, approximately 7 days ago, in the Mueang Phang Nga District Bang Toei Subdistrict Ban Bang Toei area. She reported this as evidence and coordinated with the Phang Nga district administration and landowners, fearing for Mr Sa’s safety.
Mr. Theerawat Kaewpitak, Phang Nga District Police Superintendent, and Mr. Siripong Yanpaisarn, Phang Nga District Deputy District Chief, ordered a federation of officials from Mueang Phangnga District, Phang Nga District, the head of Village No. 1, and more than 20 Villagers to search for missing persons.
In addition, the officers looked into Mr. Laem, a friend of the person who came to find the forest with him, and relatives of the missing. They then went out to search at the Phraya Phiphit checkpoint together. Mr. Laem, a friend of the missing person, was asked to lead the way up into the mountain forest by Sra Nang Manora Waterfall Forest Park, Village No. 3, Noppring Subdistrict, Mueang Phang Nga District. who claimed to have started walking up the mountain looking for orchids from the foothills of Moo 1, Bang Toey Sub-district, and Bang Toei District, Phang Nga City, and then split up with the missing person to find Paphiopedilum wild orchids. When it came time to make an appointment, the friend did not show up. As a result, he walked back across the mountain to lie down and wait at the foot of the mountain that had risen. And when his friend did not return the next morning, he went out to search by himself for three days. They returned to Laem Sak Sub-district after bringing all of the supplies. The relatives were notified, and they arranged for a set to search for it continuously, but they have yet to find it. It is expected that the missing people are still lost in the mountain’s forest. On January 20, a relative said he could be reached by phone, but Mr. Dam said he was stranded on a cliff, unable to find a way down. But I haven’t been able to contact you recently. Authorities recently concluded the search and are preparing to set up a rescue center and resume the search for the missing 21th morning.