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Big hunt on Phi Phi island for foreign hotel manager

A LARGE team of Krabi and Phi Phi island policemen, immigration officials and over 50 residents are trekking through the island’s mountainous jungle and scouring its beaches in searching for an Austrian hotel manager who disappeared on Saturday Sept. 11, Amarin TV said today (Sept.15).

Mr. Florian Klaus Hallermann, 56, general manager of Zeavola Resort on the island, disappeared without a trace on Saturday afternoon and the up to today the search team has not been able to find him.

Pol. Col. Kongrit Suksai, Krabi immigration superintendent, said the team was able to obtain a footage from a surveillance camera in front of a hotel in Laem Tong area, which is the route leading Ao Nui beach, showing Hallermann carrying a backpack as he walked by at 2.24 p.m. .on Saturday, with this being the last sighting of him before his disappearance.

The search team was split up into four groups to scour the mountainous jungle and seaside areas but no further clues of his whereabouts were found.

Police suspect the missing hotel manager was involved in an accident because he has been on this island for 20 years now and was well liked by the residents.

Moreover he never carried a lot of valuables with him when he went out and did not have any enemies.


The missing resort manager Mr. Florian Klaus Hallermann, inset. Thai headline says, “Five days have passed and he has not been found.” Photo: Amarin TV


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