Mullum mother keeps faith

By NERIDA BLOK

MULLUMBIMBY mother Joy Vogel has strong faith her 32-year-old daughter Moi, who was honeymooning near Phuket when the Tsunami hit, will be found alive.

Moi, who attended Mullumbimby High School, was working as a TV Producer for Foxtel in Sydney when she took time off to celebrate her marriage three months ago to photographer, Christian Nott, 34, of Pymble.

The couple checked out of the Le Meridian Hotel at Khao Lak, 80km north of Phuket on December 21 and last contacted their families on Christmas day.

"They phoned with the most incredible gift, news Moi was pregnant," she said.

"It will be the first grandchild on both sides."

Moi's only brother Peter, 30, flew to Thailand on Wednesday in a desperate search to find his sister and new brother-in-law.

Peter, a marketing and promotions manager in Sydney, was accompanied by his best friends from Mullumbimby High School, brothers George Fallon, 31 and Louis Fallon, 27.

Another Mullumbimby school friend, Kiwa Stevenson joined them in Thailand for the search.

Speaking to Peter yesterday, Joy said her composed son told her he didn't hold much hope.



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