November 17, 2016

Unnamed Chinese

A Chinese tourist has drowned while swimming in the sea near an island in the Tarutao National Marine Park on Thursday afternoon.

The 47-year-old man, whose name was withheld pending notification of his relatives, was swimming between Koh Ro Kloi and Koh Kin Sorn, about 90 kilometres off Satun mainland. The islands are part of the marine park in Satun’s Koh Sarai subdistrict.

Despite wearing a life vest, friends noticed he had been floating face-up for an unusual length of time. Thinking he was in trouble, several friends swam over to help him and found him unconscious. They called the local marine police who rushed him to Satun Hospital. Sadly, he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Pol Lt Col Charnwit Srirai, Chief of Koh Lipe police in Muang district, said the incident was reported about 13:00 on Friday. The dead man had arrived in the area with six friends on Thursday, he said.

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Case Details

Source Bangkok Post
Date of Death: November 17, 2016
Last Edited: 3 years ago
Age: 47 years
Gender: Male
Nationality: Chinese
Cause of Death: Drowning
Province: Satun
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