Elderly Japanese man still couldn’t be found after missing for two weeks

Search and rescue team continue to search for the 82-year-old Japanese tourist who went missing at Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiang Mai province two weeks ago.

Kinya Nakamura got separated from his son, Shinya Nakamura, a mixed Thai-Japanese man who lives in Thailand, as they were visiting Phra Mahathat Naphapholphumisiri on April 9.

Doi Inthanon national park chief Rung Hirunwong said the search team which had sniffing dogs to join the search, separated in two groups, with the first group setting  foot from Phra Mahathat chedi along a 1.5 kilometre long track to look for Mr Kinya.

The second group headed on the top of the hill behind the Phra Maha That chedi on a one kilometre track.

But until late in the evening yesterday (April 22), the two teams still could not find any trace of the tourist, and therefore decided to call off the search, leaving only park officials to continue the search, he said.

Both search teams viewed that the tourist might not be in the vicinity of Phra Maha That chedi where he first went missing, he said.