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Chinese tourist drowns after ignoring red flag warnings on Phuket beach

A Chinese tourist drowned when he ignored the red flag warnings and went swimming at Kata Noi beach yesterday (Sept 25). Tourist assistant volunteers tried to save the man but were unsuccessful.

drowing Phuket ChineseAt 5:30pm yesterday evening, Karon police were called to Kata Noi beach to investigate the reported drowning of a Chinese tourist, and upon arrival with Kusoldharm rescue workers found a group of people gathered around the body of the victim. Red flags were flying along the beach.

The body of the 26-year-old, whose name has been withheld until his family have been notified, was lying on the beach wearing only a pair of shorts.

Police were told that the body of the man was recovered from the sea by Kata beach tourist assistants.

Lt Chatri Chuwichien said that the victim and his girlfriend had gone to Kata Noi beach by motorbike. Both of them had ignored the red flag warnings and entered the sea.

A wave swept the victim out to sea and Boonrit Mathong, a Karon tourist assistance, who witnessed the incident, went in to help the victim and brought his body back to shore.

The body was taken to Vachira Hospital

Phuket News

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