PHUKET: A German couple lost in a huge protected forest in central Phuket last night was returned to safety early this morning.

Jurgen Strempel, 51, and his wife Ludecke, 49, called the Tourist Police hotline 1155 at about 8pm, said Lt Adul Boonrat of the Thalang Police.

“They said they were on top of a hill between Ton Sai Waterfall and Bang Pae Waterfall,” reported Lt Adul.