A tourism It’s British died when Honeymoon The man reportedly ignored red warning flags to swim in rough seas off the coast of Thailand. Ali Mohammad Mian34, had arrived in the southern island of Phuket and was on holiday for three days. Thailand On July 12.
Staying at the five-star Kattani Phuket Beach Resort, he went for an afternoon paddleboard in the shallow waters. Ali, from London, and a second swimmer, Surasith Phonglahaban, 55, from Thailand, were both dragged ashore at Kata Noi beach. Lifeguards brought the two back to the sand and conducted initial checks while paramedics waited to rush them by ambulance to a hospital in Chalong. Sadly, Ali and Surasith were not believed to have been on holiday together and were pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.
Lieutenant Colonel Kitipong Nupeng of the Karon District Police Station told the British Embassy that officials are now in touch with Ali’s family following his drowning in the Andaman Sea. A police spokesman said: “Our station was informed at around 5pm by rescue workers that two tourists who had drowned in the sea had been rescued by lifeguards.” Both fainted. One of them had a pulse. Both were rushed to Salong Hospital but later died. “We were informed that there was a red warning flag on the beach and tourists were avoiding going for a swim in the sea. They disobeyed the red flag and were swept away by the waves.
The tragedy comes days after two tourists drowned after ignoring red warning flags to swim in the sea off Koh Chang island in Trat province. Anna Carreras, 21, from Spain, and Raquel Ramgurran, 22, from France, joined other young holidaymakers after partying all night to the beach before dawn. Both are said to have drowned under unfortunate circumstances.
Thailand is currently in the midst of its annual rainy season, which brings the usual tropical monsoons and strong winds.
Last updated: Friday 15 July 2022, 22:29
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