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As usual the North Eastern paddy field whingers are coming out to throw buffalo dung at Phuket. This time it's because a very small number of the 13 million yearly visitors to Phuket have managed to drown themselves on the beaches.

The actual truth about these drownings matters little to them in their haste to denigrate the Province so many seem to have an unreasonable hatred for.

A thinking person would look at drowning statistics in the main countries of origin and extrapolate those to the numbers of tourists flocking to Phuket's beaches.

Drownings account for most childhood accidental deaths in China. Many thousands die there every year in this way. Why would a beach holiday in a strange country in monsoon season be safer for suicidal non swimmers?

Granted the dearth, and training, of life guards on Phuket leaves a lot to be desired, but in the best practice countries of Australia and the US hundreds still drown every year.

Incidentally, once someone has had their lungs full of seawater, and they had to have their heart restarted, they rarely fully recover even in the best hospitals on the planet. The Swiss woman here who recently came out of a drowning coma surprised me.

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1 hour ago, Oziex1 said:

Well that doesn't do well for the recent headline of Chinese coming to Thailand a medical tourists.

Could become euthanasia hub though

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11 minutes ago, Old Croc said:

As usual the North Eastern paddy field whingers are coming out to throw buffalo dung at Phuket. This time it's because a very small number of the 13 million yearly visitors to Phuket have managed to drown themselves on the beaches.

The actual truth about these drownings matters little to them in their haste to denigrate the Province so many seem to have an unreasonable hatred for.

A thinking person would look at drowning statistics in the main countries of origin and extrapolate those to the numbers of tourists flocking to Phuket's beaches.

Drownings account for most childhood accidental deaths in China. Many thousands die there every year in this way. Why would a beach holiday in a strange country in monsoon season be safer for suicidal non swimmers?

Granted the dearth, and training, of life guards on Phuket leaves a lot to be desired, but in the best practice countries of Australia and the US hundreds still drown every year.

Incidentally, once someone has had their lungs full of seawater, and they had to have their heart restarted, they rarely fully recover even in the best hospitals on the planet. The Swiss woman here who recently came out of a drowning coma surprised me.

You are absolutely correct. The Thai beaches are dead easy to swim compared to say, Australia. I swim regularly open water around 150-200 metres inside the water alone, try this at the Oz beaches. A person who cannot swim is always in danger in open water,  sea or lake.

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1 minute ago, gearbox said:

You are absolutely correct. The Thai beaches are dead easy to swim compared to say, Australia. I swim regularly open water around 150-200 metres inside the water alone, try this at the Oz beaches. A person who cannot swim is always in danger in open water,  sea or lake.

I would not be surprised if more people die in pool. If you can't swim you can drown in 30cm of water. Happened to a fishing kid when I was young. He got his feet stuck in a branch and panicked. 

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Let's face it,the Chinese,the sea,Phuket have hardly got a good international reputation for safety or have some people forgot that one.

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2 hours ago, Tayaout said:

No need for nanny lifeguard. People should be free to drown if they want to. 

No offence but the term nany lifeguard is rather innapropriate for the lifeguards all over the world ready to risk their own lives to save every people in danger at sea! 

(an ex lifeguard)

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2 hours ago, Tayaout said:

I would not be surprised if more people die in pool. If you can't swim you can drown in 30cm of water. Happened to a fishing kid when I was young. He got his feet stuck in a branch and panicked. 

sorry, but what is a fishing kid?

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Amazing, one would think that if delivered alive to a hospital, recovery would be almost ensured ! In U.K. and America they can even bring them back from the dead !

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4 hours ago, RichardColeman said:

Could become euthanasia hub though

 

doubt that since thailand is an ageing society

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3 hours ago, happy chappie said:

Yes and probably not far off that in Phuket.the only difference is oz might be a wee bit bigger and have more visitors to the beaches.oh and let's not forget THE LIFEGUARDS in oz are lifeguards.

as with the roads the deaths will carry on.

 

oz has real surf and men in grey suits

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5 hours ago, gearbox said:

You are absolutely correct. The Thai beaches are dead easy to swim compared to say, Australia. I swim regularly open water around 150-200 metres inside the water alone, try this at the Oz beaches. A person who cannot swim is always in danger in open water,  sea or lake.

And it must be said - a person who cannot swim fairly well and hasn't done their research into an area they've never visited before is an idiot!

Tides, (especially rip tides) and currents do exist and are not always obvious. Surf is very visible and should invite one to think carefully before going in.

And just because an area of water looks calm and inviting doesn't mean it's safe....CHECK FIRST!

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Chinese walk in the middle of the roads in thailand, and they also walk out into oceans that they are not familiar with.

 

their govt needs to educate them on the flight over to thailand that these are not safe activities for anyone.

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