The chief of the Phuket Lifeguard Services has confirmed that a Chinese tourist who was pulled unconscious from the water at Karon Beach on January 9 died upon arrival at Patong Hospital.
Lifeguards recovered 25-year-old Mr Xui Aushang from the water at Karon Beach on Phuket at around 12:30 on Monday, Phuket Lifeguard Chief Prathaiyuth Chuayuan told The Phuket News.
“The man was unconscious when lifeguards brought him to the beach,” Mr Prathaiyuth said. Rescue workers administered CPR before transporting him to Patong Hospital. However, he was pronounced dead at 13:00. “Doctors confirmed the cause of death as drowning,” Mr Prathaiyuth added.
Mr Xui’s girlfriend told lifeguards that he was not a good swimmer and that she had told him he should not go swimming as the red flags were flying but he ignored her advice.
The Chinese Embassy has been notified of Mr Xui’s death.
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