THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Norwegian man, 77, drowns at Khaolak

PHUKET: A 77-year-old Norwegian tourist has died after being pulled from the water unconscious at Nang Thong Beach near Khaolak, north of Phuket, yesterday (Jan 8).

tourismmarineSafetydeathpolice
By Eakkapop Thongtub

Wednesday 9 January 2019, 08:00PM


Police continue with their inquiries into Mr Harlem’s death at Takua Pa Hospital. Photo: Khaolak Tourist Police

Police continue with their inquiries into Mr Harlem’s death at Takua Pa Hospital. Photo: Khaolak Tourist Police

The Andaman Hub Medical Center was notified the incident at 4pm and responded by sending an emergency team, police noted in their report.

Khaolak Police identified the man as Knut Olstein Harlem, 77, from Oslo.

Mr Harlem and his wife had checked in at a resort at the beach for long stay, from Jan 2 to Jan 31, police noted.

According to police, Mr Harlem told his wife at 3pm that he was going for a swim in the hotel pool in preparation for the couple’s trip to the Similan Islands the next day.

However, Mr Harlem, , who was known to be suffering from ailing memory issues and a heart condition, went to the beach, not the pool, police reported.

Another hotel guest soon found Mr Harlem lying face down in the water at the beach, and called for hotel staff to help.

Mr Harlem was pulled from the water, but was unconscious and unresponsive.

Attempts by people at the scene and the rescue team from the Andaman Hub Medical Center that arrived soon after all failed to revive him, police noted.

Mr Harlem’s body was taken to Takua Pa Hospital, where doctors registered the cause of death as drowning.

Police noted in their report that the Norwegian embassy in Bangkok had been notified of the incident.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Police traffic tickets set to go digital

Drunk cyclists? Come on, that can't actually be a thing. What is there, like one? Focus on moto...(Read More)


Sunscreen among contributing factors killing Phuket’s coral reefs

...right,also customs should check every Chinese tourist to make sure none of this sunscreens been s...(Read More)


US Govt shutdown prevents tsunami-warning buoy going live

I wounder who would be responsible right now if something would happen?...(Read More)


Layan lockout: Public access denied amid Supreme Court wrangle for B10bn beachfront land

Well, there is only fool out of the 60 milllion population who thinks, government action against no...(Read More)


New B25mn tsunami-warning buoy ‘to be operational tomorrow’

Not matter of being worried/panic when you live high/dry. A 1.5 year not working Tsunami buoy is no...(Read More)


TAT cultivates India as rich source of tourist arrivals

Westerners were the #1 tourists. 4 years ago, Thailand made changes to make things less desirable fo...(Read More)


TAT cultivates India as rich source of tourist arrivals

Have written it before, finished and scammed+++ Europeans and then it was Chinese next is Indian and...(Read More)


Sunscreen among contributing factors killing Phuket’s coral reefs

Sun-protection creams, soaps, shampoos during boat trips or during fishing for all professional fish...(Read More)


Tout dumps slow loris with tourist, evades arrest at Kata Beach

I think my know everything thai, has a very short, or damaged, memory, a very quick search throws th...(Read More)


Bad day in Phuket: Australian found hanged, Frenchman dies of heart attack

Not a good day for the police officers? I bet the two dead guys were not that happy about it either....(Read More)