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Turkish tourist dies in Phuket surf

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A Turkish tourist drowned early on the of evening July 6 at Karon Beach while swimming despite red warning flags, and despite be told not to go in the water by beach guards.

karon beach downingAt the time a large storm was approaching the island, pushing higher waves before it.

Yalcin Dagdelen, 45, who was staying at Le Meridien Hotel, went swimming and was overcome by heavy waves. He was rescued by beach guards and rushed to Patong Hospital, but died there.

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