Myanmar man ignores swimming warning, drowns at Phuket beach

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Tragedy unfolded as a 20 year old Myanmar man drowned at Kalim Beach in Phuket. Despite the presence of a red no swimming flag, Nay Myo Zaw and his friends decided to swim in the area.

The incident transpired around 12.23pm yesterday, May 5, with local authorities promptly informed. Nay Myo Zaw arrived at the beach with three of his friends, intending to unwind, play guitar, and enjoy some drinks. However, their relaxing day took a fatal turn when Nay Myo Zaw and another friend decided to swim, disregarding the red flag signalling dangerous waters.

Shortly after entering the water, both men found themselves caught in a rip current and began drifting out to sea. Patong lifeguards swiftly sprang into action, deploying jet skis to aid the struggling swimmers. Simultaneously, rescue workers from the Kusoldharm Foundation launched a dinghy to assist in the rescue efforts.

Despite their best efforts, the rescuers managed to save only one of the two men. The search for Nay Myo Zaw continued, and approximately 20 minutes later, his lifeless body was discovered, reported Phuket News.

The Phuket Provincial Administration Organisation (PPAO) promptly dispatched a marine rescue boat, which recovered Nay Myo Zaw’s body from the sea. This tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of adhering to safety warnings at beach locations.

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In related drowning news in Phuket as a 23 year old Thai woman from the Isaan region lost her life by drowning. The unfortunate incident took place on the seaside rocks in Kalim, the northernmost part of Patong.

The Kusoldharm Rescue Foundation of the Patong branch received a call at around 5.40pm. The foundation’s rescue workers promptly responded, rushing the woman to Patong Hospital.

The woman was sadly unresponsive during her transfer to the hospital, showing no signs of breathing and without a pulse, as outlined in the report issued by Kusoldharm Patong at around 10pm yesterday.

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