In Pattaya, a Russian woman drowned in a condominium swimming pool early on Sunday morning. Officers at Mueang Pattaya Provincial Police Station are investigating the case.
Deputy investigator Pol Capt Manod Thipvej told reporters the incident occurred at about 03:00 at the Club Royal Condominium in Soi Na Klua 12 in the Bang Lamung district.
When police and rescue volunteers arrived at the scene, they found a woman lying by the side of the pool next to building A. Police later identified her as Svetlana Zimina, 51, from Russia.
A security guard of the building told police that he heard foreigners calling for help. “They said one of their friends was drowning, so I hurried to the swimming pool to help. When I arrived at the pool, I saw a woman who had been dragged out of the water,” he told police. “She was still alive at the time.”
The security guard immediately called the police who, along with rescue volunteers, rushed to the scene. Unfortunately, by the time they arrived, Mrs Zimina was already dead. Her husband, a retired Russian policeman who lived in Pattaya with her, came out to the pool area after hearing the commotion.
Rescue volunteers took Mrs Zimina’s body to the Police Hospital for a post-mortem examination. Police in Pattaya have contacted the Russian Embassy in Bangkok and informed them of the incident.
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