PHUKET: Search teams on Phi Phi Island found the body of Florian Hallermann, the 56-year-old general manager of Zeavola Resort, yesterday (September 15).
The extensive research was carried out for days. Image: TNA
The discovery came after a days-long search involving more than 50 people after Mr Hallermann did not return to the station last Saturday (September 11).
Mr Hallermann’s body was found about 200 meters from a path leading over the hills in the center of the island, on a steep slope overlooking Ao Plaew (Flame Bay), the news agency reports. TNA state.
The cause of death is still unknown, the agency reported.
Mr Hallermann’s body was recovered from the remote site and officers are investigating his death, the agency report added.
Mr Hallereman was last seen walking past a resort in the Laem Thong area on the island last Saturday. CCTV camera caught him walking towards the hill path
Mr Hallermann, an Austrian national, was last seen walking in the Laem Thong area at Moo 8 on Phi Phi Island on Saturday.
Krabi’s Immigration Superintendent Col. Kongrit Suksai said the search team said CCTV footage from a camera outside a hotel showed Mr Hallermann walking past the camera at 2:24 p.m.
He walked alone with a backpack along the path to Ao Nui.
After Mr Hallermann did not return to the resort, hotel staff posted photos of him on social media, asking if anyone had seen him. They filed a missing person report at the Phi Phi police station on Monday (September 13th), Col. Kongrit said.
Mr. Hallermann had worked on Phi Phi Island for almost 20 years. He was well known and loved by the locals.