Belgian-Thai man still missing several days after his rubber boat crashes into rocks in Chiang Mai canal

Chiang Mai –

A Belgian-Thai man has gone missing for more than two days after his rubber boat crashed with a large rock while rafting in a canal at Chiang Mai.

Rescue workers were notified Friday (July 22nd) that the 30 year old half Belgian-Thai Mr. Nicolas Hinckxt had gone missing after his rubber boat hit a rock while rafting at Mae Tang Canal in the Kued Chang sub-district, Mae Taeng district. More than 50 rescue workers were called for a search.

Mr. Amnuay Pinta, 66, told the Thai press, “I live in a nearby district and he is my nephew. His mother is Thai. He previously worked as a programmer in Belgium but relocated here recently. His family has already been notified of the accident.”

The rubber boat captain Mr. Panya Noibut, 30, stated the following to Thai media, “There were three tourists on the boat and the raft hit a large rock before the man fell off the boat and disappeared. The search is still being conducted.”

As of press time, the man was still missing.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.