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Body of man swept off rocks found near Freedom Beach

Body of man swept off rocks found near Freedom Beach

PHUKET: Search teams this afternoon located and recovered the body of the Myanmar man who was swept off rocks by a large wave at Paradise beach on Sunday (July 12).

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By The Phuket News

Tuesday 14 July 2020, 04:34PM


Search and rescue workers bring the body ashore earlier today (July 14). Photo: Patong Municipality Fire Dept

Search and rescue workers bring the body ashore earlier today (July 14). Photo: Patong Municipality Fire Dept

The body of Ar So Toy, 32, was discovered near Freedom Beach, on the southern side of the headland separating Karon from Patong, at about 2:35pm, an officer from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation office at Patong Municipality (DDPM-Patong) told The Phuket News.

Mr Ar So Toy was swept into the sea by a large wave while he was standing on rocks fishing with his friend, Way Yam U, also a Myanmar national, near Paradise Beach on the northern side of the headland late Sunday afternoon.

Rescue services were alerted and pulled Mr Way Yam U from the sea after about three hours of searching, but further search efforts failed to find Mr Ar So Toy.

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The search continued late into Sunday night, and all day yesterday, and resumed this morning.

Joining the search efforts with DDPM-Patong officers.were Patong lifeguards, Phuket Marine Policeand Kusoldharm rescue workers.

Mr Ar So Toy’s body is being taken back to Patong Hospital, the DDPM-Patong officer said.

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