SURIN: A Russian tourist drowned at Surin Beach on Friday while swimming with his wife. Pol Maj Anan Jingjit, Inspector of Cherng Talay Police Station, identified the victim as 42-year-old Alexey Afonichev. “He was swimming with his wife and disappeared under the strong waves. Other tourists in the area located him and pulled him to shore,” Maj Anan said. Police arrived on the scene to find Mr Afonichev unconscious on the beach with a tourist trying to resuscitate him. However, Mr Afonichev died before the Thalang Hospital ambulance arrived. His body was taken to Thalang Hospital to await officials from the Russian Embassy who will arrange for its transfer back to Russia.
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