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Man revived from drowning at Kamala Beach

PHUKET: A 26-year-old Thai man was rushed to Patong Hospital after being pulled from the water without pulse and revived at Kamala beach yesterday (Dec 30).

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By The Phuket News

Saturday 31 December 2022, 08:00AM


A Thai man was brought back to life after several minutes of clinical death. Photo: Kamala OrBorTor

A Thai man was brought back to life after several minutes of clinical death. Photo: Kamala OrBorTor

The incident in front of Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach Resort happened at around 10.52am, the Kamala Tambon Advimistrative Organisation (OrBorTor) reported on its official Facebook page.

According to the publication, an unnamed Thai boatman fell into the water while mooring his boat and was pulled to the shore without pulse and not breathing. It was not clarified, what exactly happened that prevented the man from swimming or just grabbing the boat he was mooring

With the drowned man on shore, local rescuer Anwat Satman started to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and managed to bring him back to life. The unnamed boatman was then rushed to Patong Hospital, the nearest medical institution and the only hospital in Kathu District providing services to people in Kamala, Patong and Kathu.

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The brief incident report consisting of a picture and several sentences of accompanying text was posted by Kamala OrBorTor in the afternoon. Yet the authorities did not provide any updates on the state of the 26-year-old man who spent several minutes in “code blue” condition, that is clinically dead.

In case of emergency in Kamala, people can call +66(0)93-781-9950 or 1669. Both lines are available 24/7, reminded Kamala OrBorTor. The 1669 hotline works nationwide.

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Capricornball | 31 December 2022 - 17:36:41

Amazing how many Thais that work on boats or jetskis can't swim. The craving for baht will override any precaution for personal safety or the safety of others. I have heard most of the marginal lifeguards have turned their backs on their poverty level wages and left for better paying jobs schlepping tourists around or selling weed. Maybe they'll be back if the tourist flood ever stops

Fascinated | 31 December 2022 - 10:58:14

Instead of grammar why not concentrate on the lack of lifeguards on Kamala beach.

Kurt | 31 December 2022 - 10:23:55

JohnC, come on! Don't be so focussed on the komma. Much is a ''matter of speaking'. All here in possession of enough imagination understand the extend of the article.  Happy New Year!

JohnC | 31 December 2022 - 09:21:08

How can you revive a 'drowned' man? Need to fix the grammar used PN. If he has drowned it means he is gone beyond reviving, dead already. DrownING people can still be revived. 

 

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