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    Missing’ Brit Found Camping On Uninhabited Island

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    A British pensioner reported missing by his friend has been found safe and well on Wednesday camping on a remote uninhabited island in the Gulf Of Thailand.

    Michael Smith, 74, had set off on a canoe to explore the islands off the coast of Chumphon but when he failed to return after two days his friend became concerned and reported him as missing to local police.
    A search party of divers and volunteers were assembled and sent on a mission to find Mr Smith.
    Within an hour the speedboat carrying the search party spotted a foreigner camping on Chorakae island, a small uninhabited island about 7 miles from the coast.
    The rescue team went ashore to find this was their missing man and asked him to return to the mainland with them as his friend were concerned for his well-being.
    Mr Smith refused the offer of a lift telling the rescuers he fancied another night on the island and he’d return to Chumphon tomorrow.
    Watcharin Suwapit, chief of maritime rescue unit, told Mr Smith his team would come back Thursday to escort him to shore. He also asked local fishermen to keep an eye on the old fella overnight until his team returned.

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    should have let his friends know - but good on him - i wish I was on an uninhabited island off the coast of Chumphon - with just a couple of dusky native virgins, a motocy and mum and pop store down the road.


    And a TV.


    ... wifi of course - gotta watch the crypto market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes View Post
    Michael Smith, 74,
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    a small uninhabited island about 7 miles from the coast.
    Not a bad effort.

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    I'm deducting points because no Brit should ever be seen in a baseball cap, and certainly not on backwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Not a bad effort.
    I have 74 year old friends who can run/jog 7 miles!

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    Gotta 75 yo friend...can run 8 miles.

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    I'd congratulate them if they can paddle 7 miles across the sea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    I'm deducting points because no Brit should ever be seen in a baseball cap, and certainly not on backwards.
    Redeems himself with the long camo pants. Obviously ex-SAS.

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    Good luck to him I hope I have that strength and courage at 74 perhaps should have left a message to save inconvenience but all's well that ends well, I think if I vanished they'd have a party sooner than a search party.

    Speaking about Miss Ing persons how long before PhuketGAGGED re-appears?
    I used to have a job at a calendar factory.
    I got the sack because
    I took a couple of days off.

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    Great News... We need more stuff like this.

    I was half expecting blood and gore..... Who doesn't lurv happy endings?

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    No man is an Island.

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    That picture would make a great caption competition.

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    More power to him...that'll probably be me if I make it to 74. Looking for seclusion.



    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    No man is an Island.
    Can we at least try for penis-ula?

    I know...peninsula

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    Obviously an ex-SAS man taking a break from Pattaya.

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