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Body of Korean woman washes up on Patong Beach, rescue teams search for missing boyfriend

The naked body of 27-year-old South Korean woman was found washed ashore at Patong Beach this morning (June 29), while her boyfriend remains missing.

dead korean PhuketPolice suspect the couple* went into the water late last night and were swept away by waves. Search-and-rescue teams are now looking for her 28-year-old male companion.

Maj Patapee Srichay of the Patong Police received a call at 5am, notifying him that a woman’s body had been discovered near the northern end of the beach.

Police arrived with Kusoldharm rescue workers to find the woman face down on the sand. She was naked except for her bra, which was loose, hanging around her neck.

“There were no signs of assault or injury on the body, and we did not find any items of clothing or personal belongings on the beach,” Maj Patapee said.

“The body was taken to Patong Hospital for doctor to confirm the time and cause of death,” he added.

Police later learned that the woman was a tourist staying at a hotel on Patong Beach with her boyfriend.

“At this stage we believe that the man is still alive. He may have left the area before the woman was swept out to sea, or he may have been swept out to the sea with her,” Maj Patapee said.

“We are now searching for him and hope to find him alive and question him about what happened.”

* The names of the couple are being withheld until it has been confirmed their families have been notified of the incident.

Phuket News

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