Search resumes for missing Japanese at Doi Inthanon

Search resumed today (April 10) for an 82-year old Japanese who went missing since Monday afternoon as he was visiting a chedi on top of Doi Inthanon in Chom Thong district of Chiang Mai.

About 200 men from the Royal Thai Air Force unit based at Doi Inthanon, the Doi Inthanon national park and rescue units were mobilized to look for Mr Kinya Nakamura who got separated from his son, Shinya Nakamura, a mixed Thai-Japanese man who lives in Thailand, as they were visiting Phra Mahathat Naphapholphumisiri.

Mr Shinya alerted the authorities after he could not locate his father after frantically searching for him on the compound of the chedi.

An official said they found traces of grass being stomped near the cliff, but could not find the missing Japanese.  The search was called off at about 8 pm on Monday and it was resumed this morning.