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Swiss woman, 82, dies at Phuket beach

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Bang Tao Beach. Photo: Teerakit Vijitanankul

 

PHUKET: An 82-year-old Swiss woman has died after being pulled from the water unconscious and unresponsive at Bang Tao Beach yesterday afternoon (Jan 11).

 

Maj Wattanathon Bumrongthin of the Cherng Talay Police reported that he was notified of the death at 3pm.

 

The woman  had arrived in Phuket on holiday with her husband on Thursday (Jan 9), Maj Wattanathon reported.

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/swiss-woman-82-dies-at-phuket-beach-74347.php

 

 

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More reasons for trained life savers at beaches perhaps?

RIP 

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Perhaps, but was he capable of or knowledgable about CPR?

Still 82 good innings, awful holiday tragedy though

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given her age, a knowledgeable(from much past experiences)  resuscitation team would likely not even attempt... 😞 

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5 minutes ago, tifino said:

given her age, a knowledgeable(from much past experiences)  resuscitation team would likely not even attempt... 😞 

 

What's the cut off age for not bothering with CPR !! 

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4 minutes ago, cornishcarlos said:

 

What's the cut off age for not bothering with CPR !! 

well, yes it is more that 'Purely' age per se ...

but the equations to work out chances of survivability, due to/frailty and health history tkane from the hubby etc  are what a suitably experienced team could consider into it

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1 hour ago, RJRS1301 said:

Perhaps, but was he capable of or knowledgable about CPR?

Still 82 good innings, awful holiday tragedy though

Are you suggesting that a fully qualified CPR administrator should be in the sea

at all times just in case someone gets into difficulties?

 

Several people brought her out of the water and attempted to revive her, I doubt

even a professional Australian (for example) life guard could have helped this

unfortunate lady.

 

Enough arguing from me, it must be an awfully sad time for her husband and an absolute

shock to him at what should be a lovely holiday.

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According to the article CPR was performed as soon as she was taken from the water.

The journalist seems to be suggesting that the doctor's quick diagnosis of death by drowning didn't take into account the benign sea conditions nor the likelihood of any medical condition being a factor.

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I would guess she likely had a medical issue in the water.

 

Personally, I wouldn't recommend anyone to swim in the ocean.  Take a dip to get wet and cool off, sure.

 

But swim?

 

Unless your boat sinks and you want to save your life. 

 

Or perhaps you're snorkeling in calm, shallow waters near a reef with a guide and a nearby boat.

 

There is an Olympic size swimming pool here in Chiang Rai at a university here.  It's only 50B.  Swim there.  No sharks, foam, riptides, jellyfish, etc.

 

Why take the risk, especially if you are "of a certain age".

 

When I was in Cali a couple years ago, read about a young, ex-soldier, 20s who liked to swim in the ocean,  alone, at night, after he was drunk.  <deleted>?

 

He left a bar with friends, went to a liquor store and bought more.  Was last seen on CCTV walking towards Hermosa Beach.  Never seen again.  Never found the body.  Shark food?!?!

 

Don't do it.  Never.

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1 minute ago, SiSePuede419 said:

Or perhaps you're snorkeling in calm, shallow waters near a reef with a guide and a nearby boat.

There's been several drownings of tourists doing this fairly recently.

 

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