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Chinese tourist drowns in Koh Samet

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Chinese tourist drowns in Koh Samet

By Achara Wisetsri 
The Nation

 

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A 58-year-old Chinese tourist, who was battered by waves in the sea off Koh Samet’s Haad Sai Kaew Beach in Rayong province on Saturday afternoon, died while being transported to a Muang district hospital.

 

The victim was swimming along with dozens of tourists, Ban Phe Police Station inspector Pol Lt-Colonel Khajornsilpa Sombutr said on Sunday.

 

Police was told by the victim’s Chinese tour group fellows that the 58-year-old Xiang Xeng Xui (not official spelling) arrived at a hotel near the beach on Saturday along with tour group members. He and some others went for a swim. The man suddenly sank under waves after struggling a while but others searched and rescued him shortly afterwards. He was resuscitated and rushed onto a speedboat to seek medical help to a mainland hospital but he died on the way, police said.

 

The body will be sent back to his family in China, while fellow-tour group members returned to Bangkok from Koh Samet on Sunday.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30362593

 

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Its sad when anyone drowns and my condolences to his family and friends, but think about it, there seem to be a million Chinese tourists in Koh Samet so I reckon one in a million are good odds.

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Its Chinese water torture for tourism as another poor soul departs in the horizontal 🤔  

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Quote: "battered by waves in the sea"

 

Sounds to me as if he and fellow tour group members should not have been in the sea in the first place. RIP.

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11 minutes ago, Burma Bill said:

Quote: "battered by waves in the sea"

 

Sounds to me as if he and fellow tour group members should not have been in the sea in the first place. RIP.

Over 50 drownings in Oz this summer, a country well versed in water safety. RIP..

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Chinese & water sports seems to be a bad mix... maybe they should try more inland rural destinations.

R.I.P the victim

 

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20 hours ago, Olmate said:

Over 50 drownings in Oz this summer, a country well versed in water safety. RIP..

do you know how many were Australian, I know some were children in swimming pools

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