Russian tourist drowns at Phi Phi Island in Krabi


Krabi –

A male Russian tourist who had recently come from Phuket with a tour guide drowned at Phi Phi Island in Krabi.

Local media in Krabi reported that over the past weekend a 55-year-old male Russian tourist came from Phuket to Krabi with a tour guide. He joined in snorkeling activity with a tour group at Monkey Bay on the Phi Phi Don Island.

The name of the tourist was withheld by Krabi officials.

The Russian man was later found floating dead in the sea suspected from drowning. His body was taken to a hospital in Krabi and his embassy contacted.

An autopsy has been conducted to find his cause of death. No further details were released. Recently, as soon below, a Taiwanese tourist also passed away in Krabi from drowning.

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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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Goongnang Suksawat
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 four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some 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.