PHUKET: A French family who went walking in search of a new resort to stay in south of Nai Yang Beach have been found safe and sound after losing themselves in a tropical forest last night.

Officers from the Phuket Tourist Police received a call for help from father-of-three Frenchman Bill Letshon, 56, at about 6:30pm.

Ten officers from the Tah Chat Chai Police along with rescue workers from the Kusoldharm Foundation quickly formed teams to search for the missing tourists.