Missing Chinese swimmer’s body found off Freedom Beach in Phuket

The relatives of a 35 year old Chinese tourist, whose body was found floating off Freedom Beach in Phuket, have now been contacted.

Chinese man Yin Lei was swept away by strong currents while swimming with six other friends off Freedom Beach last Sunday night around 7pm, resulting in an urgent search mission on Sunday night into Monday.

After the body was located rescue workers sent the man’s body for autopsy to determine the cause of death.

The national police chief Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda expressed condolences for the deceased tourist’s family. A spokesman say the police had already informed the Chinese consulate in Bangkok. The Division of International Affairs and Immigration Police are now assisting the family arrange for the repatriation of the man’s body.

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SOURCE: The Nation

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