Chinese woman, 22, found dead in Phuket resort swimming pool

PHUKET: A 22-year-old Chinese tourist was found dead yesterday morning floating in a resort swimming pool on Koh Lone, a small island about three kilometers east of Rawai.

Peng Yu was staying at the Cruiser Island Resort with a Chinese tour group.

“A hotel staffer found her floating face down in the swimming pool,” Thada Sodarak of the Chalong Police said.

Ms Peng left her room alone just before midnight and was found dead about an hour later, said Capt Thada.

Her tour guide reported to police that he was unaware of Ms Peng having any health problems.

“We tentatively believe that the Ms Peng got into the cold water of the pool and started to cramp up, leading to her drowning,” Capt Thada said. “We do not believe there was foul play, as there was no trace of a struggle.”

Ms Peng’s body was sent to Vachira Phuket Hospital to determine the cause of death.

— Orawin Narabal

Phuket News

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