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Tourist drowns: Call for lifeguards at popular "Full Moon Party" beach

 

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Calls have been made for lifeguards to be stationed at an internationally known Thai beach famous for its Full Moon parties. 

 

The call comes after what was believed to be a young German tourist drowned at Haad Rin Beach on Koh Phangan at the weekend. 

 

A witness told Thaivisa that an ambulance took 30 minutes to get to the scene and attempts to revive the young tourist were unsuccessful. 

 

The post claimed that every year tourists drown at this popular beach famous for its parties. 

 

It is time that lifeguards and medical equipment was provided by the authorities, the witness said.

 

 

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Not saying anything about this case but imagine a lifeguard trying to drag drunk/high guys out of the water.

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along with the thais selling everything under the sun,tourist police watching undercover police maybe.just drunk and high farangs doing whatever they do in their state of mind.a life guard on the beach will do nothing to stop what happens.come morning they will be saying great party what happened.where is my ph and my money.when is the next one

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8 hours ago, moonseeker said:

Never gonna happen. Just talk. Never seen a more amateur tourist management then in 🇹🇭. They could easily copy other countries achievements, but their cultural and personal attitudes do not allow for this. Pity. USED TO BEexotic and amazing... Check back in 20 years. MS>

We could always implement US laws which prohibits alcohol on the beach. Careful what you wish for.

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It's surprising that with many western tourists on the beach that no one had any type of first responder training.  Not saying that they needed EMT type of training but even basic first aid and CPR. 

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6 hours ago, EVENKEEL said:

We could always implement US laws which prohibits alcohol on the beach. Careful what you wish for.

If they don;t have lifeguards on the beach, what makes you think they will have policemen ? 

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if it is that bad, why do the local establishment owners not bump up the prices by 5 Baht (we care for you charge) and put a trained crew of life guards in place ?

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All of the above suggestions have been tried multiple times there and have all come unstuck by the maggot of corruption......& it isn't helped by the typical 5k (Oct) to 50+k (Xmas & NY) crowds being expected to wade into the sea to have a <deleted> due to the complete lack of facilities there each month.

 

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I haven't been for a while but the few that were there weren't enough and were 'full to the gunwales' before the sun had even gone down!

 

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The biggest cause of teenage deaths in Thailand is drowning (not motrobikes).

The reason for this .....they can't swim and there is nothing in place to have them learn. I attended compulsory swimming classes when I was 10 years old at primary school in the U.K. My 2 kids could both swim before they went to primary school aged 5.

So calls from westerners to have lifeguards on beaches is an utter waste of time.

 

15 years of being in Thailand I could count on the fingers of one hand seeing a Thai person that could actually swim. I lived in a condo with a huge pool and I think maybe saw 3 Thais that could swim well.

I met 2 women that had previous farrang BF's and could swim. That was it.

When I mean swim. I mean someone who can cut through the water for more than 100 mtrs at a steady pace freestyle using correct breathing. Not someone who double handed doggy paddles and puts their feet on the bottom every 5 mtrs.

 

Jomtien beach has lifeguards dressed ike security guards with yellow bibs that spend all day looking at their phones. So you still reports of drowned tourists.

 

This is not Australia, not Florida and not Hawaii and never ever will be.

 

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8 hours ago, lonewolf99 said:

 

This is not Australia, not Florida and not Hawaii and never ever will be.

 

and how happy and thankful we are for it not to be the same...

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9 hours ago, lonewolf99 said:

The biggest cause of teenage deaths in Thailand is drowning (not motrobikes).

The reason for this .....they can't swim and there is nothing in place to have them learn. I attended compulsory swimming classes when I was 10 years old at primary school in the U.K. My 2 kids could both swim before they went to primary school aged 5.

So calls from westerners to have lifeguards on beaches is an utter waste of time.

 

15 years of being in Thailand I could count on the fingers of one hand seeing a Thai person that could actually swim. I lived in a condo with a huge pool and I think maybe saw 3 Thais that could swim well.

I met 2 women that had previous farrang BF's and could swim. That was it.

When I mean swim. I mean someone who can cut through the water for more than 100 mtrs at a steady pace freestyle using correct breathing. Not someone who double handed doggy paddles and puts their feet on the bottom every 5 mtrs.

 

Jomtien beach has lifeguards dressed ike security guards with yellow bibs that spend all day looking at their phones. So you still reports of drowned tourists.

 

This is not Australia, not Florida and not Hawaii and never ever will be.

 

- Actually it's Samui (Samui-KPG-KT, All 3 islands for which this board is pitched). 

 

- Quite a few Thai's living here can swim.

 

- The deceased person in the OP was German.

 

I note from a recent local FB post that swimming lessons will shortly commence at Oong Rak school courtesy of a 'Rotary' initiative, and the pool near Irish times/Tesco is always busy between 4 & 8 pm at a very modest monthly fee (THB 500 PPPM for unlimited use inc a towel). 

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<deleted>!!!? Why haven't they always had life guards? The parents should sue the heck out of the organisers

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On 1/10/2020 at 5:46 PM, lonewolf99 said:

 

So calls from westerners to have lifeguards on beaches is an utter waste of time.

 

 

 

The entire island is chocka-block with farang diving instructors all trained in rescue and EFR. There's no excuse not to have people on standby, so I have to disagree with your post and refute it utterly.

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My God, the body count goes on.

 

On 1/10/2020 at 1:10 PM, KKr said:

if it is that bad, why do the local establishment owners not bump up the prices by 5 Baht (we care for you charge) and put a trained crew of life guards in place ?

I would imagine that is 5 baht is too much, cuts into their profits. Like Phuket which cut their lifeguards because of needless expense. Who really cares if people die.?!


And people wonder why tourism is tanking. No longer Teflon Thailand.

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