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Lifeguards beg beachgoers to stay safe as waves become deadly

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PHUKET: Phuket lifeguards are imploring beachgoers to respect the dangerous ocean conditions and stay out of the water as the annual southwest monsoon season comes into full swing.

Phuket Lifeguard Club President Prathaiyut Chuayuan issued the plea this morning.

“Please do not go into the sea, especially at Kata and Karon. I have also received reports of heavy, high waves in the Surin area that could be very dangerous,” Mr Prathaiyut said.

Several photos have been sent directly to the Phuket Gazette showing beachgoers flagrantly disregarding warnings and signs of dangerous ocean situations.

“Not believing our warnings could leave you dead,” Mr Prathaiyut said.

A 13-year-old boy drowned on Thursday at Karon Beach after ignoring red flags marking sections of the beach as a “No Swim” zone.

“I expect this warning to extend into next week,” Mr Prathaiyut added.

— Saran Mitrarat

 

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