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Chinese tourists saved from drowning at Patong, Kata

PHUKET: Two Chinese tourists were rescued from dangerous surf at Patong Beach yesterday afternoon (Aug 16) after failing to observe to red “no swimming” flags.

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Chanida Summast

Wednesday 17 August 2016, 12:55PM

Lifeguards rescued the two tourists just north of Bangla Rd at about 3:45pm, Somprasong Seangchart, the chief lifeguard at Patong, told The Phuket News today.

“Both went swimming in red flag zones and did not listen to lifeguards,” Mr Somprasong said. He named the tourists as Mr Li Gengxin and Ms Liu Ge.

“After administering medical assistance to them on the beach, both were taken to Patong Hospital. We have been told that Mr Li has been discharged from the hospital already, but that Ms Liu is still recovering in the hospital,”he added.

Lifeguards also reported rescuing another Chinese tourist from dangerous surf yesterday, this time at Kata Beach.

“The tourist was rescued from drowning at Kata Beach at about 5pm yesterday,” said Vitanya Chuayuan, Deputy Chief of the Phuket Lifeguard Service.

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“Our lifeguards recovered him from the water and gave him first aid on the beach. The man is okay and told lifeguards that it was not necessary for him to go to hospital,” she said.

Phuket lifeguards yesterday closed five beaches – at Mai Khao, Naithorn, Surin, Laem Sing, and Karon – due to dangerous waves.

“The entire beaches are blocked off with red flags with ropes blocking certain areas. Although the beaches are closed, we still have beach guards stationed there to keep people out of the water,” Chief of the Phuket Lifeguard Service, Prathaiyuth Chuayuan.

“Please listen to beach guards, we want all to be safe while visiting our beaches,” he said. (See story here.)



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Ed Sanders | 17 August 2016 - 15:37:03

Hey Chief might want to check the lazy guards at Kamala.  There are people swimming all over the place, and I saw one lifeguard sitting in a chair looking at his phone, with the other guards sitting behind the tent, staying out of the wind, and not even paying attention to the water...useless bums.  But then again, I'm sure you know that already, and really don't care too much...that's why it is like this all the time.  Just yesterday, several bystanders on the beach had to go in after some idiot that got into trouble and was getting sucked out to sea...but no lifeguards to be seen.  

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Kurt | 17 August 2016 - 13:42:36

Speechless.  The Phuket Lifeguards do what they can do.
Full respect for their job this moment.
If tourists not want to be adviced/listening, than it is their own responsibility.
No room for another interpretation. Right?

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