German tourist in coma after dramatic rescue at a Koh Phangan beach

PHOTO: 77Jowo

A dramatic rescue of a German tourist in Koh Phangan yesterday. The man remains in a coma.

77Jowo is reporting that a 47 year old German tourist on holiday with his family was in hospital in a coma after a dramatic rescue at Nai Han Yai beach on Koh Phangan yesterday afternoon.

Witnesses said that Heyros Jochen (name transliterated from Thai) had entered heavy seas at the beach where a red warning flag was flying.

Hotel staff and other tourists heard his cries for help and entered the sea to rescue him.

Medics from the Pangan branch of BangkokKoh Samui Hospital arrived and took him in to the hospital where he was reportedly in a coma.

77Jowo say they believe he suffered from cramp after fighting to stay afloat in the heavy seas.

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