Russian woman drowns in Patong

PHOTO: Rescue workers take the body of a Russian woman to Patong Hospital after she drowned while swimming - Achadtaya Chuenniran, Bangkok Post

A 34 year old Russian woman drowned while swimming at Patong beach on Saturday. Lifeguards performed CPR on the woman before she was taken to Patong Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to police, who were alerted at 9am.

Police say the woman, whose name was witheld pending notification of relatives, travelled with her boyfriend to Patong with the Pegas tour agency.

The pair had been taking turns swimming, one staying ashore to watch their belongings. The woman was just 30 metres from shore when she drowned.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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