NAIHARN: American resident John Scott, 55, drowned while swimming at Nai Harn Beach early yesterday afternoon. Pol Capt Teerapol Liamsuwan of Chalong Police Station told the Gazette, “I received a report at 1:30 pm that a foreigner had drowned while swimming at Nai Harn beach. “We reported the death to the US Embassy in Bangkok.” Friend Don Battles told the Gazette, “John was a retired construction engineer. He was in excellent health and a good swimmer. He went swimming at Nai Harn three or four times per week, but yesterday the rip tides were reported by others to be very strong. “John is survived by his wife Ladda. Cremation ceremonies are expected to take place at Wat Chalong early next week.”
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