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KARON: A Bahraini tourist drowned on Saturday evening at Karon Beach while trying to help one of his children who had gotten into difficulty in the sea.

The victim has been named as Ahmed Turani, 41, who had been staying with his family at Karon Buri resort.

Pol Capt Vicharn Suwannasit, of Chalong Police Station, told the Gazette that the victim had been on vacation in Phuket with his wife and two children. On Saturday evening they went to the beach near the resort and the children went swimming as their parents watched from the beach.

“At about 6 pm Mr Turani heard one of his children cry for help and rushed into the water to save him, but got pulled under the water by a strong wave.

“The child was saved by other tourists who, luckily, were swimming nearby, but Mr Turani disappeared. His body was found washed ashore nearby at around 9:30 pm,” Capt Vicharn said.

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