Phuket

Japanese woman drowns off Mai Thon

MAI TON: The body of Japanese tourist Na-Ao Yukimura, 35, was found on Tuesday on a beach on Mai Thon Island. Pol Capt Cha-aom Khowsrisuwan of the Phuket Town Police Station said, “Some villagers found Ms Yukimura’s body lying face-down on the beach. She was wearing a green bikini, and a snorkeling mask was around her neck. She had been dead for at least eight hours.” Ms Yukimura and her friends had arrived at Mai Thon Island Resort on Sunday. On Monday afternoon, she left her hotel room to go swimming alone. When her friends later went to the resort’s beach, they were unable to find her. An initial autopsy found no wounds on the body and the pathologist concluded that Ms Yukimura had drowned. Her body was transferred to Wachira Hospital for a second autopsy and for collection by relatives.

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