A 60 year old Brunei woman, PG HJH Jamilah PG HJ Othman, drowned at Gai Island in the Had Nopparat Thara National Park – Mu Ko Phi Phi. Apparently she lost consciousness whilst wearing a life vest swimming in the water yesterday (April 18).

Her husband went to Krabi Hospital to pick up her body today (April 19) for the funeral.

She was traveling with a long-tail boat and the tour guide said that she fainted while swimming in the sea with her life vest on. The national park officers in the area applied CPR but she had been under water for too long.

They brought her onshore at the Nam Mao Bay Pier and applied more CPR along the way. Ao Nang First Standard Clinic ambulance took her from the pier to Krabi Hospital but the woman died at the hospital.

The departments involved are doing their best to accommodate and assist her husband and have contacted the Brunei Embassy to report the incident.

- Kritsada Mueanhawong