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Koh Samui: Authorities need to do more to stop tourists drowning

A jet ski operator who saved a boy from drowning has called on the authorities for more help to stop tourists drowning in Koh Samui. 

The words were echoed by netizens who want more spending on preventing deaths of visitors to the holiday island. 

A post on the Facebook page of “Boykk Jaipeam” showed a man on a jet ski pluck a boy who was drowning in the surf.

He braved 2 meter waves to rescue the youngster successfully. 

In a post he said that the “drowning season” had arrived in Samui. He said that jet ski guys sometimes get a bad press but they often do great stuff like this. 

He called for more help from the authorities in terms of life saving equipment. 

This was repeated by many onliners who shared the story expressing their concern for tourists. 

Daily News said that the 7km long Chaweng Beach had many tourists due to its beauty but could be treacherous during the southern Thai monsoon season of November to January. 

Hotels put out red flags but more could be done to save lives. Some tourists ignore the warnings resulting in deaths every year.

Thaivisa notes that some tourists – unfamiliar with the fact that the southern part of the country has a different monsoon season to places like Pattaya and Koh Chang – may get caught out. 

People should always follow local advice and warning signs. 

Thai Visa /  Daily News

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