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Chinese tourist rescued from surf by Patong lifeguards

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The Chinese tourist ignored warnings from lifeguards and entered the surf where red ‘No Swimming’ flags were posted. Photo: Patong Surf Life Saving

 

PHUKET: Lifeguards at Patong Beach have repeated their warning for swimmers to obey the red “No Swimming” flags posted along the beach marking where it is dangerous to enter the surf after a Chinese tourists was rescued yesterday (Aug 12).

 

 

Lifeguards reported that a Chinese tourist entered the water at a section Patong Beach where red flags had been posted at about 10:20am – after he had already been warned by lifeguards that it was dangerous to swim in that area.

 

The tourist, who lifeguards did not name, was soon in serious difficulty as he was being dragged away from shore by a rip.


Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/chinese-tourist-rescued-from-surf-by-patong-lifeguards-72489.php#OhygLK6zafeAH2rk.99

 

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-- © Copyright Phuket News 2019-08-13

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I'd be pissed off if I had just warned someone and they decided anyway to put their life as well as possibly my own at risk, I would almost be tempted to let the fool drown..

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I took a little trip to three of Phuket's West coast beaches the other day. On two out of the three, people were completely ignoring the red flag warnings.

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14 hours ago, webfact said:

The Chinese tourist ignored warnings from lifeguards and entered the surf where red ‘No Swimming’ flags were posted

I would not have saved this idiot...

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25 minutes ago, JulesMad said:

I would not have saved this idiot...

Then don't ever contemplate becoming a first responder.

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43 minutes ago, JulesMad said:

I would not have saved this idiot...

What are your surf live saving qualifications to enable you to make this comment?

I only have the basic bronze medal from Australia but I would have jumped in and had a go.

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A few years back at Nai Harn beach I was swimming further out than the crowd, the lifeguards paddled by on their surf ski to check I was ok. A good service I thought at the time, I hope it is still the same? 

 

A few weeks later I found myself caught in a rip a very uncomfortable experience it was, thankfully I knew what to do, I'm an Aussie we have many beaches sadly other tourists do not have experience with the ocean. 

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It's always been Asian drowning season. 

Year after year you hear this same story. 

 

 

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46 minutes ago, hansgruber said:

It's always been Asian drowning season. 

Year after year you hear this same story. 

 

 

Don't have the numbers, but it seems far less this year.

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2 minutes ago, stevenl said:

Don't have the numbers, but it seems far less this year.

Good, but is it less tourists or are they staying out of the water? 

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15 hours ago, from the home of CC said:

I'd be pissed off if I had just warned someone and they decided anyway to put their life as well as possibly my own at risk, I would almost be tempted to let the fool drown..

It happens constantly, you can see the Chinese and Easter Europeans doing it almost daily at Nai Harn after multiple warnings.

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1 hour ago, Oziex1 said:

Good, but is it less tourists or are they staying out of the water? 

For sure less tourists, and also far less inexperienced seagoeers like Russians.

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