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Russian tourist dies scuba diving in Surat Thani’s dam

A Russian tourist died while scuba diving in the reservoir of the Ratchaprapha dam in Surat Thani Sunday afternoon.

Police said Dmitry Dokuchave, 46, and three friends rented a boat to go scuba diving in the dam at 2 pm. Three went down with six oxygen tanks while another waiting on the boat.

After 20 minutes had passed, the friend on the boat notice one of his friends floated on the water surface unconsciously, he shouted for nearby boats for help and plug him from the water, and immediately alerted rescue officials on the shore.

He was found to have died before being admitted to hospital.

Another Russian scuba diver also came out to the surface, almost unconsciously. But he was rescued and survived in time by rescue officials.

It was not immediately known the exact cause of the incident and police are investigating.

Initial investigation might be from water pressure after they went too deep down the reservoir.

Thai PBS

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