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American tourist dies after being found floating face down at Krabi beach

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American tourist dies after being found floating face down at Krabi beach | The Thaiger

A 46 year old American tourist has died after falling unconscious while in the water at a beach in Ao Nang yesterday.

The Ao Nang Police were notified about the incident at the beach between Koh Kai (Chicken Island) and Koh Yawasam by the Krabi Tourist Assistance Centre (TAC).

The male tourist was identified as a 46 year old American national who was born in Vietnam. He was rushed to Krabi Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The man was traveling with a tour group of 12 people but no relatives were on the trip with him. He went swimming and was wearing a buoyancy vest at the time.

Other tourists saw the man floating face down in the water. Other swimmers headed out and found that the man was unconscious, and called for help.

(The Thaiger is withholding the name of the man as we await the embassy and the man’s family to be notified)



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Baby Risso’s Dolphin rescued at Railay Beach in Krabi

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A baby Risso’s Dolphin has been rescued after being found on Railay Beach in Krabi on Sunday.

Officials at the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) were notified that the baby dolphin was found of the east end of Railay Beach.

The DMCR says that the species is a baby Risso’s dolphin. This one is 250 centimetres long and weighs about 100 kilograms. The dolphin was weak and unable to swim by itself.

Wounds have been found around its head which marine staff believe was caused from being battered as it washed up onto the beach by waves.

The dolphin was taken to the Phuket Marine Biology Centre (PMBC) where it’s receiving love, attention and further treatment.

Risso’s dolphin is the only species of dolphin in the genus Grampus. It is commonly known as the Monk dolphin among Taiwanese fishermen. Some of the closest related species to these dolphins include: pilot whales, pygmy killer whales, melon-headed whales, and false killer whales.

Baby Risso's Dolphin rescued at Railay Beach in Krabi | News by The Thaiger

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Krabi drug officers crack down on drugs and firearms

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Krabi drug officers crack down on drugs and firearms | The Thaiger

Krabi Officers have seized 210,921 methamphetamine pills, 550 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 36 firearms and 19 bullets in the latest crackdown in Krabi.

Officers searched in 25 targeted area in Krabi where they have arrested 8 wanted drug suspects over the past week.

Methamphetamine pills have been sold in the region for as little as 55 baht per pill. More drug users are being arrested and police say the drug supply has increased, pushing down prices.

Read more from The Thaiger about the rise in the regional drug ‘explosion’ HERE.

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Update on renovations to Krabi International Airport

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Update on renovations to Krabi International Airport | The Thaiger

The Thailand Airports Authority has updated the expansion and refurbishment plans currently underway at Krabi International Airport. They report that work on a third terminal building will be completed by 2022.

Manager Online reports that Amphawan Wannako, the director-general, says that work is also being done to refurbish Terminals 1 and 2, including the car parks.

“When the work is all done the airport capacity will be 3,000 passengers per hour with 8 million expected to use the facility annually.”

The infrastructure works are budgeted at 3.8 billion baht.

Amphawan says that passenger safety remains a paramount consideration. She noted that features of interest at the airport in the future will include improved check-in facilities and free wi-fi.

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