A swimming trip to Ao Phang Nga National Park in Phang Nga province ended deadly for an Indian tourist.
The man, who was identified by relatives as 64-year-old Prakash Narayan from India, had been on a one-day-tour with his family when the incident occurred at around 15:00 Thursday afternoon, online news website Manager Online reported.
As the group was spending their time on an island belonging to the national park, Mr Narayan went for a swim near the beach. Soon afterwards, the tour guide saw him fighting to stay afloat. He and an employee of Patri Tour that had organised the trip rushed to the scene to rescue him.
Mr Narayan was recovered from the water and brought on the deck of a boat. A family member who happened to be a doctor rendered first aid by performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. But help came too late; after rushing him to Thalang Hospital in nearby Phuket, Mr Narayan eventually died.
Police revealed the man refused to wear a life vest when he entered the water. Relatives of the deceased also reported he was suffering from pre-existing medical conditions that might have contributed to his death.
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