Body of second missing Filipino found

The body of Angelo Bien Rafael Cortez, the second Filipino who disappeared in strong surf at Freedom Beach on Phuket on Wednesday was found by fishermen in Krabi waters on Sunday, July 21. His body was brought ashore at Chalong Pier late afternoon, The Phuket News reports.

Cortez’ body was found near Koh Keow (Green Island), halfway between Phuket and Phi Phi Island, at about midday and brought ashore at Chalong Pier in Phuket at about 5pm.

Phuket Vice Governor Supoj Rotreuang Na Nongkhai also confirmed the body was of missing Filipino tourist, the news added.

Cortez along with another Filipino tourist Noah Ibay disappeared in strong waves while swimming with friends at Freedom Beach late Wednesday afternoon last week. Ibay’s lifeless body was found on Friday afternoon. He died of asphyxia from drowning on Freedom Beach in tambon Karon, Muang district, according to the death certificate issued by Patong Hospital.

Source: The Phuket News