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Chinese tourist drowns at Patong Beach

Chinese tourist drowns at Patong Beach

PHUKET: A Chinese man on holiday in Phuket with his wife died yesterday (Oct 25) after he was pulled unconscious from strong surf at Patong Beach.

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By Darawan Naknakhon

Wednesday 26 October 2016, 09:54AM


Chinese tourist Gang Liv, 31, was pronounced dead at Patong Hospital after he was pulled unconscious from strong surf at Patong Beach yesterday (Oct 25). Photo: Darawan Naknakhon

Chinese tourist Gang Liv, 31, was pronounced dead at Patong Hospital after he was pulled unconscious from strong surf at Patong Beach yesterday (Oct 25). Photo: Darawan Naknakhon

Lt Col Weerapong Rakkhito of the Patong Police told The Phuket News was notified at 4:22pm that lifeguards were rescuing a tourist who had succumbed to strong waves about 300 metres south of Bangla Rd.

The man, later identified as 31-year-old Chinese national Gang Liv, was found unconscious in the water after he was swept away by strong wave, Col Weerapong said.

“Mr Gang was taken to Patong Hospital by Kusoldharm rescue workers and medical staff from Patong Hospital,” Col Weerapong explained.

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“Hospital staff confirmed that Mr Gang died at 4:45pm,” he added.

“We examined the body and found no signs of assault or injury. Doctors concluded that the cause of death was drowning,” Col Weerapong noted.

“The Chinese Embassy has been notified. Mr Gang’s wife did not want any further investigation,” he added.

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