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Man, 51, drowns at Karon Beach

PHUKET: A 51-year-old man died today (Oct 18) following unsuccessful attempts to resuscitate him after he was pulled unconscious from the water at Karon Beach.


By The Phuket News

Wednesday 18 October 2017, 04:48PM


Beach safety personel were unable to revive the man after he was pulled from the water at Karon Beach. Photo: Phuket Marine Office

Beach safety personel were unable to revive the man after he was pulled from the water at Karon Beach. Photo: Phuket Marine Office

Acting Lt Parskon Sirichuchot, a beach safety guard at Karon Beach, said, “We got a notice at 12:45pm that a tourist had disappeared near the rock cliff at Leam Sai.

The man was identified by beach safety personnel as 51-year-old Mr Andy Airtley, but his identity and nationality has yet to be officially confimed.

“We arrived at the scene and found man, then brought him to the beach by jet-ski. The man was wearing a white shirt, with no pants and had white hair. The navy rescue team tried to resuscitate him, but he remained unconscious and was not breathing. When the ambulance arrived he was transferred to Chalong Hospital,” said Acting Lt Parskon

“He was pronounced dead at hospital. His body is currently being transferred to Vachira Hospital,” he added.

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Acting Lt Parskon warned all people to refrain from swimming at Karon beach due to the dangerous condition and lack of qualified lifeguards on duty.

“Currently, we have set up red flags along Karon Beach because there are no real lifeguards on patrol there. The conditions are dangerous and there are strong waves all the time.

"We are the only safety guards on the beach, but we are urging tourists to stay away from the water because we do not have adequate experience and water safety training. Please be careful in the water until the real lifeguard on duty,” said Acting Lt Parskon.

 

 

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Kurt | 19 October 2017 - 10:41:59

It is essential when you get a rescued swimmer conscious again to put him/her immediately at breathing apparatus, because the long tissues mostly are damaged and can not enough support own breathing.
Are there breathing apparatus in the beaches? Answer: No
Are the beach guards trained with breath apparatus? Answer: No.

It is good that a acting higher ranking police office point out that touri...

Kurt | 19 October 2017 - 10:26:55

It is now time for foreign nations to give  their citizens a travel warning for unsafe Phuket Beaches and Patong unsafe night life.
For a number of tourists already to late, they went home in coffin, but save the coming tourists!
Let foreign countries be aware that Phuket Authorities, from top to bottom, are sitting on their hands/ duck in, and hope this beach disaster is not coming on their des...

BenPendejo | 18 October 2017 - 23:08:39

I predict there will be more fatalities in the next few days.  This is an incredibly shameful level of inaction by Phuket officials.  There really ought to be an international travel safety warning issued for Phuket.

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