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Police check CCTV, confirm Chinese tourist drowned in Phuket resort pool

PHUKET: An officer from Patong Police has confirmed with The Phuket News today that after checking CCTV footage from the C & N Resort and Spa in Patong they can confirm that the 21-year-old Chinese tourist found floating in the pool there did die from drowning.

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By Yutthawat Lekmak

Monday 20 February 2017, 04:04PM


Mr Lei was pronounced dead upon arrival at Patong Hospital. Photo: Tanyaluk Sakoot

Mr Lei was pronounced dead upon arrival at Patong Hospital. Photo: Tanyaluk Sakoot

At 8:15pm last Wednesday (Feb 15), Lt Col Weeraphong Rakhito of the Patong Police received information from staff at Patong Hospital that a the body of a Chinese tourist had been taken there following an incident at the C & N Resort and Spa on Sirirat Rd in Patong.

Staff from the hospital told Lt Col Weeraphong that at 7:01pm last Wednesday they received a call stating that a Chinese man was being taken to the hospital after being found floating in the pool of the resort.

The man, Mr Lei Cuuan, 21, was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital and doctors stated that the cause of death was drowning. (See story here.)

Speaking to The Phuket News today (Feb 20), Lt Col Weeraphong said that after checking CCTV footage more thoroughly they saw Mr Lei walk from his room and enter the pool alone at 6:16pm.

“He entered the pool and swam alone until 6:20pm, he stopped swimming at that time and was not pulled from the water until 6:24pm,” Lt Col Weeraphong said.

In addition, Lt Col Weeraphong stated that the report received from Patong Hospital confirmed the cause of dead as drowning.

 

 

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Kurt | 21 February 2017 - 13:46:29

Problem with Phuket CCTV cam thinking is:
CCTV cams on Phuket are not observed with purpose of prevention!

Let tourists and citizens of Phuket not feel safe by seeing CCTV cams.
They are only observed after a disasyer or crime.

Phuket CCTV cams are not in any way used/observed to PREVENT a disaster or criminal act.
It is not the Phuket authority thinking to PREVENT.

The daily Phuket di...

Kurt | 21 February 2017 - 12:40:32

Ok, so no more police 'believings', as a police spokesman said a few days go.
CCTV cam footage showed the facts.

This leave still a few questions.
1: Was hotelpool closed for guests? Yes/No?
2: Where was the hotel pool attendant if the pool was stil open?
3: The hotel has a CCTV camera security for the pool. Why was it not seen on CCTV that there was a guest in the pool without hote...

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