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Israeli boy dies from box jellyfish sting on Koh Phangan

Israeli boy dies from box jellyfish sting on Koh Phangan

SURAT THANI: A nine-year-old Israeli boy died after being stung by a box jellyfish while playing in the water at a beach on Koh Phangan island on Saturday (Aug 28).

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By Bangkok Post

Monday 30 August 2021, 05:58PM


Hat Rin beach on Koh Phanngan in Surat Thani, where the Israeli boy and his family were staying. Photo: Bangkok Post file

Hat Rin beach on Koh Phanngan in Surat Thani, where the Israeli boy and his family were staying. Photo: Bangkok Post file

Poonsak Soponpathumrak, the Koh Phangan district chief, reported the incident to governor Wichawut Jinto.

Mr Poonsak said the boy and his family were playing in the water at Hat Rin beach, in front of Seaview Sunrise lodging house at Moo 6 village in tambon Ban Tai, about 5:30pm.

The father heard his son cry for help and run up onto the beach. The boy had red marks on his right arm and legs and became dizzy. The father poured vinegar onto the stings and called Koh Phangan International Hospital. The boy died on the way to the hospital.

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Mr Poonsak said signs written in three languages had been put up at Hat Rin beach by the village committee, warning tourists to go into the water only at designated areas, which were surrounded by nets to protect them from box jellyfish. Bottles of vinegar were also provided at these spots to treat jellyfish stings.

It seemed the boy had been playing in the water outside the netted area, he said.

Varawut Silpa-archa, the minister for natural resources and the environment, said he had been briefed on the incident and expressed condolences to the family.

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