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

British tourist, 60, drowns at Karon Beach

PHUKET: A 60-year-old British tourist drowned at Karon Beach this afternoon (Nov 14).

accidentsdeathmarinetourism
By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 14 November 2017, 05:59PM


The man was pulled unconscious from the water at Karon Beach at around 2pm today (Nov 14). Photo: Tourist Police Volunteers

The man was pulled unconscious from the water at Karon Beach at around 2pm today (Nov 14). Photo: Tourist Police Volunteers

The man, whose name The Phuket News is withholding until his family have been informed, was pronounced dead at Patong Hospital when transferred there after being pulled unconscious from the water at Karon Beach at just after 2pm.

A Marine Safety Unit based at the Tourist Information Centre of Karon Beach were informed about the incident at 2:20 pm.

Members of the unit performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the man prior to him being taken to Patong Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The British Consulate in Phuket has been notified of the death.

 

 

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:

BenPendejo | 16 November 2017 - 13:46:23

Leave it to our favorite commentor to concur that the best policy for local government is to post a "no swimming" sign on a tourist beach during high season. No waves, beautiful day, spent $$$ on a tropical beach vacation to be greeted with a no swimming sign that is intended for use during dangerous conditions.  I can hear the official response now..."him no leed sign, him fault, n...

Jor12 | 15 November 2017 - 21:23:23

I fail to see any problem here. As the police officer is rightly pointing out in the photo there is no swimming. If anyone chooses to ignore warnings that is their problem similarly if one in incompetent or suffering from any disability there is no responsibility to tell you what to do in the open sea.

BenPendejo | 15 November 2017 - 12:23:40

Another shameful death at the hands of Phuket officials, but we know they don't care one bit.  What was it that the fearless Governor said last week..."tourist safety is our big concern".  Ha!, yeah right.  Let's wait for their garbage response...something that will let everyone know that it was the tourist's fault. Disgusting situation. I hope the international media gets a ...

Kurt | 15 November 2017 - 11:36:15

Is it not pathetic to see a police officer at Phuket beach with his hand on a 'NO SWIM' sign?
Laughable, if it was not so serious about incompetence of Phuket Government to keep their guests ( tourists) in hands of good well trained Life guards at well known dangerous Phuket beaches.
How many tourist did die already during this complete not needed nonsense period of not having life guard...

Sir Burr | 15 November 2017 - 09:16:45

CPR has only a limited success rate when compared to a defibrillator.
Modern, automatic defibrillators are cheap with no training required.
Many offices and airports now have emergency defibrillators for public use. There should be one on every single beach. 

marcher | 14 November 2017 - 20:25:34

So the man's life was not worth the cost of a lifeguard. Perhaps proposed tourists should be warned in advance of the dangers of Phuket beaches

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
American tourist in ICU after Krabi rock climbing fall

read what I said RDD2... Scenarios differ. One is an accident the other recklessness. Therefore, com...(Read More)


Alcohol ban for end of Buddhist Lent

Thank you for the warning. Today got my stock of beer, wines, etc. I am not buddhist. Freedom in T...(Read More)


GoAir predicts huge shift in Phuket tourism baseline

Wow, more tourists for Phuket! More and more behind staying of Phuket infra structure in any way you...(Read More)


GoAir predicts huge shift in Phuket tourism baseline

Phuket is reaping what it sows, first the influx of Chinese now Indian's, the cow is well and tr...(Read More)


Man blames slippery road for near-bridge crash

Assume never heard anything about Aquaplaning And don't slow down during rain showers also a ...(Read More)


Deputy national police chief orders Phuket officers to ramp up their efforts

“Check the service of all venues, entertainment businesses and restaurants,.." What about co...(Read More)


Deputy national police chief orders Phuket officers to ramp up their efforts

No mention of traffic safety. I guess it's just too much work to enforce speed limits and crack...(Read More)


Deputy national police chief orders Phuket officers to ramp up their efforts

Great day show, a plane load police coming down to Phuket for"Ordering'. Seems to be a grea...(Read More)


Fire rages near Phuket Provincial Hospital

As long Phuket Fire Dept has no fire prevention officers who patrol the island at building/construct...(Read More)


Phuket lifeguard corruption probe ‘to take six months’

Probe to take up to 6 months? Wow! Time enough to dig a very deep hole at a beach and to bury it, ...(Read More)


 

Melbourne Cup 2018