THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Body found off Phi Phi confirmed as that of New Zealand woman

PHUKET: Phi Phi Island Police today confirmed that a body found floating off Phi Phi Island about midday on Wednesday (Jan 3) is that of a New Zealand tourist who decided not to continue with her tour group, but instead stay on Phi Phi by herself.

tourismdeathmarinepolice
By Shela Riva

Friday 5 January 2018, 05:18PM


The woman's body is brought ashore on Wednesday (Jan 3). Photo: Phi Phi Police

The woman's body is brought ashore on Wednesday (Jan 3). Photo: Phi Phi Police

Lt Tanagon Tammakan of the Phi Phi Island Police told The Phuket News today (Jan 5), “The woman was identified as a New Zealander who came here with a tour group, however she refused to return with the group.

“She remained on Phi Phi by herself and is believed to have drowned while swimming on Wednesday morning. However, details are still under investigation,” he said.

“She was found floating in the sea in Lo Dalum Bay by a Myanmar worker on a boat, who notified police. Her body was then taken to Koh Phi Phi Hospital.

“The woman was wearing a blue bikini top and denim shorts,” confirmed Lt Tanagon.

“The hospital examination revealed no signs of violence on the body and the doctor ruled the cause of death as drowning. She was predicted to have been dead for about six hours prior to being found,” he added.

Splash Beach Club

“She was identified because the tour group contacted police after receiving news reports that the body of a foreign woman had been found. They then confirmed her identity through her tattoos,” said Lt Tanagon.

“We have contacted and informed the woman’s relatives,” he said.

However, Lt Tanagon, refused to name the woman.

“Also I am afraid to give the wrong name as I don’t have the written version on me,” he explained.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Chalong Underpass road surfacing to cause delays, project on target for end of May finish

Nevermind the Underpass and this silly Circle! Why not finish the Chalong Hospital! but this would b...(Read More)


Welcoming HMAS Canberra: Australian Navy head to Phuket for training and community activities

Stop cleaning up Thai's garbage and force the nation to confront the people's ignorance of t...(Read More)


Welcoming HMAS Canberra: Australian Navy head to Phuket for training and community activities

"And I make my hands dirty by keeping clean and fresh my place..."Wow,what a great achieve...(Read More)


Free emergency water to be delivered to Kamala residents

This whole water droughts crisis did reach present stage due to a governor with a ostrich syndrome. ...(Read More)


Free emergency water to be delivered to Kamala residents

You don't mean to say a certain personage got it wrong when he said there was no drought do you?...(Read More)


Chalong Underpass road surfacing to cause delays, project on target for end of May finish

Talking about Chalong hospital, was that not opening this month April? Comparing with the short con...(Read More)


Chalong Underpass road surfacing to cause delays, project on target for end of May finish

Chalong Underpass construction is already causing 3.5 years traffic delay. Another extra 6 weeks to ...(Read More)


Mains water supply outage announced

"Interesting mental output at 5.16," maybe, but then I was following your example "&q...(Read More)


Phuket Town rolls out emergency water supply

Guess water hydrants and sprinkler systems in shopping centres all over Phuket have now not the need...(Read More)


Phuket Town rolls out emergency water supply

When this Governor declares that Phuket has a water drought crisis in 'full swing'? When red...(Read More)