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Russian woman revived on Patong Beach

PHUKET: A Russian woman has been rushed to hospital following what has been reported as a drowning incident on Patong Beach late yesterday afternoon (Jan 11).

By The Phuket News

Thursday 12 January 2023, 09:45AM

Photo: via Phuket Info Center

Photo: via Phuket Info Center

The woman was pulled from the water by tourists at the beach near the Bangla Police Box at about 4:50pm, officials reported.

Once aware of the situation, lifeguards rushed to assist, and found that the woman was unconscious.

Lifeguards, with the assistance of a tourist who was a doctor, provided emergency CPR until a pulse had been found and the woman was once again responsive, officials reported.

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She was then transported to Patong Hospital by a rescue foundation ambulance.

The woman’s current condition has not been reported, yet officials praised all the people who provided assistance throughout the incident, with special thanks to tourists who helped at the scene.

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ematt | 22 January 2023 - 14:41:08

Oh knock it off Kurt. Your relentless Thai bashing is beyond tiresome. 

christysweet | 13 January 2023 - 14:54:54

I think it is an unfair assessment of the navy Seals re  cave rescue.  They simply did not have the skills. Even the UK divers had given up and it was Phuket's own 2 divers with unique and necessary skills that forged the path in. They were forgotten - mostly. 

christysweet | 13 January 2023 - 14:47:27

Farang does not mean foreigner, it means white  person. Thais  do not call other Asians 'farang'  hence it is a racially based epithet. I find it particulary offensive when it's used as a denotion 
 of my existence in a third party manner within my presense.

DeKaaskopp | 13 January 2023 - 12:17:52

@Kurt   How about the Thai diver who lost his life trying to rescue those kids ? Are your memories a bit reduced ?

solar_serfer | 13 January 2023 - 09:08:44

only 1 person can administer CPR at a given time. Pretty obvious that the foreigner (Farang as you call us) administered the CPR that saved the victim. Very bad journalism. And really a spit in the face of the unknown hero who saved the life. Sad things its rather typical. 

Kurt | 13 January 2023 - 08:39:00

.... all other Thai Seals refused to go into further ccave diving, leaving it to the foreigners. They even said to foreign divers, "if you get in trouble down there we are not coming to rescue you". Thai Seals are no Seals, the Sukhothai disaster proved that also. Immidiate Hull hammering to notice survivers trapped inside was not done.

Kurt | 13 January 2023 - 08:33:36

Always the same. Thai self shoulder tapping, even when it is clear foreigners did the job. Same with foreign rescue/cave divers who rescued the football boys years ago. The really foreign rescuers got in UK the George Medal, highest decoration for a civilian. How did Thailand honour them? Not even granted an audience with the highest Authorities. After one Thai Seal died in the caves, all other Se

Capricornball | 13 January 2023 - 00:32:57

I was actually at the beach when they were taking her away. There were about 5 lifeguards marching behind the girl with their hands empty, looking like a group of buffoons. One of them was in no way fit to be a lifeguard as he was way overweight and could hardly keep up walking. Once again, It was tourists that had to pull the victim out of the water and tourists that had to save her.

christysweet | 12 January 2023 - 11:19:54

The tourist doctor who saved her life is how it should read. 

Kurt | 12 January 2023 - 10:16:35

It should have been written as:  
A foreign tourist, a doctor, with assistance of local life guards, provided emergency CPR.


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