A Russian tourist drowned at a beach in Thalang, allegedly ignoring red flags and no swimming warnings.
The Phuket Tourist Police told the Phuket Express that they were notified of the incident on Thursday evening near dusk (August 3rd) on Surin Beach. They arrived at the beach with red flags placed up by lifeguards which meant no swimming was allowed along the beach.
A foreign man was provided CPR by lifeguards on the beach and was later identified by the Phuket Tourist Police as MR. ALEKSANDR IUNEMEN, 41, Russian national. He was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
This is the fifth person to drown recently in Phuket during this past week, with four of them being foreign tourists. Officials are reportedly meeting to discuss ways to better stop people from swimming during rough weather and provide better support from lifeguards.
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