Man drowns at Patong Beach

PATONG: A man drowned while swimming 60 meters from shore in front of Loma Park at Patong Beach on Saturday afternoon. According to Pol Capt Boonlert Oonkrang of Kathu Police Station, the man waved his hand, yelling for help. He was eventually taken ashore by a tourist on a jet-ski, but died in the ambulance on the way to Patong Hospital. Police have been unable to identify the body. They say the man could possibly have been a Filipino or a Malaysian. He was wearing a blue bikini and was 180-190 cm in height.

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