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Russian tourist, 60, slips on rocks, drowns at Kata beach

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Russian tourist, 60, slips on rocks, drowns at Kata beach

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Lifeguards performed CPR on the beach, but Russian tourist Alexsey Hromov, 60, remained unresponsive. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub


PHUKET: -- A Russian tourist has died, believed drowned, after witnesses reported seeing him fall from rocks at Kata Beach yesterday afternoon (Jan 29), Phuket police have confirmed.


Tourist Police gave the man’s name as Alexsey Hromov.


Maj Patiwat Yodkwan of the Karon Police said he was informed of the incident at 3:45pm.


“The man was 60 years old. He was staying at the Kata Beach Resort on holiday with his family,” Maj Patiwat told The Phuket News this morning.


“I was informed that lifeguards at the beach, likely with help from the Royal Thai Navy sea rescue centre there, recovered the man from the water,” he said.


“They performed CPR on him on the beach, but it was too late,” he added.


Mr Hromov was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket Town, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.


Full story: http://www.thephuketnews.com/russian-tourist-60-slips-on-rocks-drowns-at-kata-beach-60832.php

-- © Copyright Phuket News 2017-01-30

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