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American tourist rescued from sea at Patong Beach

American tourist rescued from sea at Patong Beach

PHUKET: An American tourist who was reported missing after entering the sea at Patong Beach on Saturday night was found safe two hours later.

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By The Phuket News

Monday 24 September 2018, 10:29AM


The American tourist is brought back to shore by lifeguards and volunteers. Photo: Patong Development Foundation

The American tourist is brought back to shore by lifeguards and volunteers. Photo: Patong Development Foundation

Witnesses notified the Phuket Kusoldharm Foundation Centre at about 8pm on Saturday (Sept 22) that a man had entered the sea in front of the Royal Palm Patong Hotel and then disappeared.

Patong lifeguards, members of the Patong Baywatch group, long-tail boat and jet-ski owners, volunteers from the Patong Development Foundation and police joined together to search for the man who was eventually found floating in the sea at 10:30pm.

“He was drunk and tried to hurt officials who had helped him. He was sent to recover at Patong Hospital,” a member of the Kusoldharm Foundation center confirmed to The Phuket News today (Sept 24).

Patong Hospital declined to give any information on the individual.

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DeKaaskopp | 24 September 2018 - 11:44:48

"He was drunk and tried to hurt officials who had helped him" Another quality tourist .Well done by the rescuers.As he still could fight,they should have brought him for 1 night to jail instead of a Hospital

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