Japanese man drowns at beach in Phang Nga

Phang Nga-

A Japanese tourist drowned at a beach in the Takua Pa district over the past weekend.

Rescue workers were notified of the incident at a beach near a hotel in the Kuek Kak sub-district, Takua Pa district at 10:00 A.M. on October 1st .

It was reported by local media that the Japanese man, 46, went into the water with his Japanese wife, 44. They were being struck by strong waves and lost their footing. Witnesses recued the Japanese woman but the man was washed further out to sea.

Rescue drivers arrived at the beach shortly after the incident and went out to search for the foreign tourist but failed due to strong waves.

In the afternoon of the same day at 2:10 P.M. the body of the Japanese man was found by divers 50 meters from where he had gone missing. (The Phuket Express is witholding his name pending embassy and further family notification). His body was taken to a local hospital.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.