Body Of Missing Filipino Found

Angelo Bien Rafael Cortez

The body of a Filipino tourist washed away off the coast of Phuket in rough seas last Wednesday has been found, according to police.

Angelo Bien Rafael Cortez, 29, was found after an extensive search by rescue workers near Koh Kiew, situated between Phuket and Phi Phi Islands on Sunday afternoon.

The man had been swimming with friends at Freedom Beach when he was washed away with a friend, Noah Ibay, who was found dead on Friday close to the area.

Both bodies have been sent for an autopsy before being repatriated back to the Phillippines.