Kazakhstani Man Drowns at Kata Beach, Phuket


A Kazakhstani tourist drowned at Kata Beach for reportedly ignoring red flags that declare no swimming is allowed.

The Karon Police were notified from a lifeguard at Kata Beach on Thursday afternoon (June 1st) that they arrived at the scene to find the body of a tourist who was identified by police as Mr. Artur Iskakov, 24, a Kazakhstani national.

Lifeguards told police that they were notified that the tourist was unconscious for about five minutes before they went on a jet-ski to pull the tourist from the water back onto the beach. Emergency responders were then called to the beach. Mr. Iskakov was later pronounced dead at the scene.

There was a red flag on the beach at the time of the incident, which warns tourists not to swim due to strong waves and currents.

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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.