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Russian tourist drowns at Karon Beach

PHUKET: A Russian man was pulled unconscious from the water at Karon Beach today (Nov 13). He was later pronounced dead at Chalong Hospital.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Sunday 13 November 2022, 05:27PM


A Russian national, 45, drowned at Karon Beach yearlier today (Nov 13). Photo: Karon Municipality Rescue Service

A Russian national, 45, drowned at Karon Beach yearlier today (Nov 13). Photo: Karon Municipality Rescue Service

Karon Municipality Rescue Service received a report that a tourist had drowned at the beach at around 9.20am.

Having arrived at the scene, rescue workers found a Russian national, 45, unconscious on the beach. The man was not breathing and had no pulse.

Rescue workers rushed the tourist to Chalong Hospital performing CPR on the way, but the man was pronounced dead upon arrival. His name is withheld pending notification of relatives.

It was reported that the man went to the beach with his wife. It is yet to be confirmed how he drowned.

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Thaitourist | 14 November 2022 - 14:28:14

I see the lifeguards get some criticism here but they do a fantastic job. 2 months ago there were 2 Russians who were drowning on Karon beach. Thanks to the lifeguards and other Thais on the beach, they were saved. There were big waves, but they managed to get out through the waves with the help of a surfboard. Without their help, these Russians would have drowned.

Wiesel | 14 November 2022 - 12:41:12

Assumptions, all just assumptions

JohnC | 14 November 2022 - 09:40:07

Could have been heart issues.

Capricornball | 14 November 2022 - 01:15:08

Yet to be confirmed?.. he drowned. I'd guess he didn't know anything about the ocean and was not a very good swimmer, as the ocean conditions have been quite calm. I'd also guess that the thieves that run the lifeguard budget did not provide any LGs that are worth a s#!^, sitting in their tents smoking, getting high and not paying attention., maybe even more focused on their beach chai...

 

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