Missing man emerges from forest after 3 weeks dodging elephants

Like a scene out of an journey movie, a 43 yr previous man stumbled out of a clearing in eucalyptus and rubber plantations to recount an incredible 21-day journey he spent lost within the wilderness and fleeing from wild elephants. The tale took place in Prachin Buri, the central province to the east of Bangkok after the person, Thongsa Wanthumma, went lacking on December 22.
Police searched for the lacking man and turned up his motorbike 5 days afterward December 27. It was sitting about eight kilometres from the home of his mother and him, 10 kilometres from his work as a timber cutter at a eucalyptus plantation, seemingly abandoned in the midst of a rubber plantation.
Confidential said that he had abandoned his bike there in a panic whereas he was driving alongside a path in the center of the eucalyptus plantation when he was shocked by stumbling into a large herd of wild elephants. Afraid of being trampled, the man jumped off his bike and ran into the rubber and eucalyptus fields to escape the elephants.
Once he was secure from the elephants, the flustered man suddenly discovered himself lost in the midst of the massive plantations that span about 20,000 rai, unable to find his method again to his motorcycle. As he wandered, searching for an exit or a highway, he stated that he repeatedly encountered wild elephants within the area.
Indeed, pals and neighbours had gone trying to find the missing man and had uncovered 2 mutilated our bodies lined with leaves and dirt, indicating and at some point they’d been trampled to dying by elephants which gave them this type of burial after.
He spent the next 3 weeks trying to avoid crossing paths with the elephant herds roaming the area with him, elephants that wandered from the Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary close by to feed, while he himself tried to search out food and water to survive.
“In the plantations, I had no meals. I survived by eating bitter leaves and drank from ponds and irrigation canals. At night time I slept on leaves that I gathered to keep myself warm.”

After foraging for weeks, praying to his mother and father and the holy spirit’s for blessings to seek out his way, the man stumbled out of the woods, clearly battered, using a chunk of wood as a crutch as he walked with a limp from wandering and evading elephants while malnourished.
Thongsa met a neighbour on the road and hitched a ride to a relative’s home and is now finally back house in his village in Kabin Buri district..