January 30, 2018

Remi Barraquand

A 34-year-old French tourist has died on Koh Lanta in Krabi province, Thai media reports. The man reportedly drowned at Klong Nin Beach and was unable to be resuscitated.

Grisada Mahamad, head of Krabi’s Tourist Assistance Center, confirmed the death at 10:30 on Wednesday morning. The deceased was Remi Barraquand, a 34-year-old tourist from France who had been on the island with his friends for a holiday, Mr Grisada revealed.

According to Siang Tai News, the incident took place at Klong Nin Beach on Koh Lanta, a popular tourist island in the Andaman Sea in Krabi province. At around 19:20, beachgoers became aware of Mr Barraquand’s body floating unconsciously on the water and quickly dragged him to the shore.

Bystanders immediately performed CPR to save the life of the French tourist until an ambulance from Koh Lanta Hospital arrived. However, after Mr Barraquand had been rushed to the emergency room, he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Pol Capt Wudtichai Gaeotong, deputy inspector at Koh Lanta Provincial Police Station, and Pol Sen Sgt Maj Sarawut Chusuan of the local tourist police started to investigate the case. However, when contacted, they refused to reveal any further information since the “investigation into the case has not yet been completed”.

Officials have notified the French Embassy in Bangkok of the fatal swimming accident, Mr Grisada said. Police are now going to interview eyewitnesses and Mr Barraquand’s friends to get a complete picture of the events. Authorities have already scheduled an autopsy at Koh Lanta Hospital.

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Case Details

Source Siang Tai News
Date of Death: January 30, 2018
Last Edited: 2 years ago
Age: 34 years
Gender: Male
Nationality: French
Cause of Death: Drowning
Province: Krabi
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