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Chinese man, 67, dies after be found unconscious in water on Phi Phi trip

PHUKET: A 67-year-old Chinese man died at Phi Phi Hospital this afternoon (Aug 9) after being taken there when he was found unconscious in the sea at Loh Mudee Bay, Koh Phi Phi Don.

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Tuesday 9 August 2016, 06:07PM


Speedboat crew members bring the 67-year-old Chinese man to shore. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub
Speedboat crew members bring the 67-year-old Chinese man to shore. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Phi Phi Police’s Lt Santipoj Nuanreang was notified at 1:30pm that a group of people including tourists had rescued a Chinese tourist who they had found unconscious in the water at Loh Mudee Bay in Ao Nang. The man was in a critical condition police were told.

Phi Phi Police, Krabi Marine Police and Tourist Police arrived at the area where they saw a group of more than 10 people surrounding the unconscious man, named as Chinese national 67-year- old Mr Tang Hongzhu.

Rescuers and tourists helped carry Mr Tang onto a speedboat which took him to Phi Phi Hospital where he was pronounce dead upon arrival.

Lt Santipoj said,”We were told that Mr Tang came with 25 tourists (20 adults and five children) on the Trip Nisa tour boat.

“The captain of Trip Nisa, Mr Theerawat Changnam, 18, told us that he picked up the 26 people from Koh Lanta and took them, together three crew members to Phi Phi this morning. When they arrived at Loh Mudee Bay at around 11:17am Mr Tang went into the water for a swim with his life jacket on,” he said

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“Mr Theerawat said he heard other tourists shouting ‘a man has drowned,’ so he went into the water to help along with his crew.”

Mr Theerawat added, “We administered first aid to him while waiting for help to arrive.”

Lt Santipoj continued, “Doctors at Phi Phi Hospital said that Mr Tang had a sudden health issue while swimming causing him to fall unconscious.

“Tourist Police are notifying the Chinese Embassy to let them know of the incident and assist the victim’s family,” he said.

 

 

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thailandandy | 09 August 2016 - 19:23:13

it was considered that foreigners could be tour guides in the future ! what happened about this consideration ? 

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simon01 | 09 August 2016 - 19:14:11

When will these tours be stopped. They are unsafe as the tour leaders are untrained, the drivers untrained and they are are over crowded. The safe ratio snorkeling is 6: 1 and that when the guide is a trained instructor who is in the water with them. Until these pirate tours are stopped then they will just allow tourists to die. 

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