December 12, 2016

Jeong Yong Soo

A newly-wedded Korean couple’s honeymoon came to a tragic end when the groom drowned while snorkelling at Koh He this morning.

The tourist police received reports of the incident from Vachira Phuket Hospital representatives at around 10:00.

The 33-year-old tourist, named Jeong Yong Soo, and his wife arrived in Phuket on December 12, two days after their wedding. On Monday morning, they booked a snorkelling trip through a local tour operator to the island of Koh He in Phuket’s Rawai subdistrict.

“The tour guide, as well as boat crew, reportedly tried to convince Mr Soo to wear a life- jacket, but he refused,” said Phuket Tourist Police Chief Naruewat Puttawiro. “His wife called for help a little after he jumped into the sea to snorkel. The boat crew administered recovered him from the water and administered CPS, but to no avail.”

The Korean embassy has already been informed of Mr Soo’s death.

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Case Details

Source Phuket Gazette
Date of Death: December 12, 2016
Last Edited: 12 months ago
Age: 33 years
Gender: Male
Nationality: South Korean
Cause of Death: Drowning
Province: Phuket
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