Elephants join search in Thailand for missing two-year-old boy
Sului Piew disappeared on December 17.
Four elephants mounted by their mahouts have joined the search for a two-year-old boy from Burma who has been missing in Thailand for a week.
They joined hundreds of rescuers to help comb through a sugarcane field for traces of the missing child.
Sului Piew, a son of migrant workers from Burma, went missing on December 17 when he went out to play near the sugarcane plantation where his parents work.
Nimit Wanchaithanawong, the governor of Suphan Buri province, said Sului’s family was alerted to his disappearance when his three-year-old friend told her parents that she saw Sului being abducted.
The latest to offer assistance to the search operation are the mahouts and their elephants, who will scour the vast plantation for signs of life.