Mr Adam Wojciechowski, a 37-year-old Polish man, has drowned on Saturday afternoon off the popular tourist island Koh Samet Rayong province amid strong waves.
Red flags were flying on Saturday at beaches on Koh Samet to warn beachgoers about strong waves, but Mr Wojciechowski still decided to take a swim when he suddenly drowned in the strong waves.
The man, a language instructor in Chachoengsao province, had been visiting the island with Thai friends and had gone to swim at Ao Phai beach, said Pol Capt Kittipong Norbudda, a duty officer at the Pe Police Station.
Mr Wojciechowski man was rushed to the shore by speedboat where rescue workers and doctors tried to resuscitate the man by CPR. However, Wojciechowski, who reportedly had a congenital disease, died on spot.
Thanit Chanthadet, chief of the Khao Laemya-Mu Koh Samet national park, said officials had put up red flags at several beaches, including Ao Phai, off Samet to warn tourists about strong waves before the drowning was reported around 13:00.
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