Russian Man Drowns at Phuket Beach

Phuket –

A Russian tourist drowned at a beach in Thalang after reportedly ignoring red flags that declare no swimming is allowed.

The Phuket Tourist Police was notified at 4:00 P.M. on Saturday (June 3rd) that a male Russian tourist had drowned at the Nai Thon Beach.

Lifeguards at the beach told police that the tourist ignored the red flag.

Lifeguards also warned him before he ignored them as well. The tourist drowned before he was pulled up from the water.

There have been a number of incidents of tourists drowning recently in Phuket as we covered below.

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

A Russian tourist drowned at Patong Beach on Saturday (May 27th) in the early morning.

Two foreign tourists have been rescued after they were found struggling in the water at Patong Beach.

A Myanmar man drowned while searching for fish near a beach in Thalang.

The Phuket Marine Office has issued a warning informing that small boats are being banned from leaving ports into the open sea until June 4th, 2023.

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 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.