German Tourist Dies After Scuba Diving in Phang Nga

Phuket –

A 59-year-old German man has been pronounced dead after going scuba diving in Phang Nga. His body was taken back to a hospital in Phuket.

The Phuket Tourist Police told the Phuket Express that they were notified of the sad incident on Friday afternoon (July 28th). A 59-year-old male German tourist was found unconscious after he went for a scuba dive near the Flower Island (Koh Dok Mai) in the Yao Island district in Phang Nga.

He went scuba diving with a tour company, whose name was withheld pending a further investigation by Thai police. His friends reportedly told investigating police that the man went down to 20 meters deep in the sea before coming up onto the boat and taking a rest, seemingly exhausted but not ill. The friends later found that the man was unconscious face up lying on the boat before calling rescue services for help. The man was rushed to Chalong Hospital in Phuket but on the way in the boat, despite being provided CPR, he was pronounced dead at Chalong Hospital upon arrival.

The exact cause of death of the German man is still unknown and under review by relevant agencies and medical staff.

The German tourist entered Thailand on July 22nd, 2023 with a tourist visa. His visa was to expire on August 20th, 2023. His name was withheld pending notification of his family and embassy.

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

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.