The honeymoon trip of a young Chinese couple came to a tragic end when the newly-married husband drowned in a hotel pool in Pattaya Wednesday morning.
A hotel employee had alerted police and rescue workers after he found Han Mu, a 20-year-old Chinese student, floating unconscious in the pool at around 02:00 early Wednesday morning. Volunteers from Sawangboriboon Rescue Foundation rushed to Adriatic Palace Hotel in Pattaya, Chon Buri province where the incident had happened.
When rescue workers arrived, they immediately pulled Mr Han’s body out of the water. However, all attempts to resuscitate the young man on the edge of the pool failed. He was pronounced dead shortly after their arrival.
Pol Capt Wirayut Ganggala, a deputy investigator from Mueang Pattaya Provincial Police Station, was assigned to the case. He questioned the 22-year-old Chinese wife who was the first person to discover her husband. According to her, the couple had just married and had been spending their honeymoon in Pattaya.
A 32-year-old Burmese hotel employee said he had seen the couple standing in front of the hotel before the accident happened. He later heard screams coming from the pool area of the hotel. When he rushed for help, he saw a body floating motionless in the pool, prompting him to jump into the water to keep Mr Han’s head above the surface until rescue workers arrived.
Police have ordered Mr Han’s body to be transported to Bang Lamung Hospital to verify the cause of death. The Chinese Embassy was notified of the tragic accident.
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