A short video was released by the Fresno County Sheriff’s department on September 1, which showed the retrieval of the bodies of two Thai students.

That died after their rental car plunged 150-metres off a cliff into the Kings River in California last July.

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The video which lasts for 5-minutes shows different stages of the recovery operation which comprised of Search and Rescue team members and Fresno County Sheriff deputies.

Video clip released of recovery operation of Thai student's bodies

The operation took a total of 8 hours to complete before the bodies of Pakapol Bhakapon Chairatnathrongporn, 28, and Thiwadee Saengsuriyarit, 24, were finally removed from the car.

Recapping the operation the Fresno County Sheriff Office said that a member of the Search and Rescue team made their way out to the car which was in fast moving water and attached a cable to the car before members of the team by the side of the river used a Griphoist (manual winch) to pull the car across to slower water where the bodies could be safely removed.

Video clip released of recovery operation of Thai student's bodies

A helicopter was then used to airlift the bodies to a nearby road where they were taken away by coroners.

Family members of the two students have since taken possession of the bodies and held funeral services.

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Source : ThaiPBS

Content : LovePattayaThailand

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