Swedish tourist drowns across the bay from Phuket

PHUKET: An elderly Swedish woman was found dead in the waters off Ao Nang in Krabi yesterday, one of many recent drownings in Phuket and Krabi.

The unnamed 68-year-old, was found face down 10 meters off of Long Beach in Ao Nang at about 1:00pm, said Muang Krabi Police Lt Niwat Timket.

“Our tentative investigation revealed that she had been staying in a bungalow on Klong Muang beach and had a can of beer before going out alone for a swim,” Lt Niwat said.

“We estimated that her body was found about a half hour later by a tourist on the beach, who took her ashore and gave her CPR. Because she wasn’t responding to the CPR they called the police,” he said.

Both police and OrBorTor Ao Nang rescue workers arrived at the scene.

“We believe she had a heart attack during her swim,” he added.

Her body was transferred to Krabi Hospital.

Police have yet to contact the victim’s relatives.

— Warisa Temram

Phuket News

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